A SEVERELY disabled teenager is hoping to run the 10km route at this weekend’s English Half Marathon unsupported.

Robyn Harrison, from Houghton Green, was told that she would never walk after concerns were raised over her health at six months old.

Many of the 17-year-old’s health problems remain undiagnosed as the underlying conditions are so rare.

But charity Stick ‘n’ Step has helped her to gain independence, having supported her since the age of four.

And this Sunday, September 16, Robyn is planning to run the EHM 10km with her walker for the charity.

Her fundraising efforts for Stick ‘n’ Step began while attending the gym with dad Lee three years ago.

Later that year, she completed the EHM mile event – raising £1,500.

The following year, Robyn raised £2,400 for Stick ‘n’ Step by completing the 10km and is now hoping to run the same route without the support of her family and friends.

Lee said: “She doesn’t moan, complain or make any excuses for her disabilities – she does her best with what she has been given.”

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