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Horsforth student gets gift to help her breathe
11:00am Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A teenager is to get vital oxygen equipment to help her breathe.
Iona Kesteven, 17, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, needed £4,000 for a portable oxygen cylinder to help her to lead a more normal life.
Iona’s former boss Nick Moscovitch raised £1,500 by tackling the Tough Mudder obstacle course and an Otley charity has now come forward with the rest.
Mr Moscovitch was contacted by Otley Councillor Nigel Francis, who runs the charity Hang on to a Dream and who offered to make up the balance. Iona, who struggles to walk because of difficulty breathing, said: “I was absolutely ecstatic – I was so happy. I can’t thank them both enough.”
Iona, who is studying A levels at Horsforth School, married her boyfriend Laurie in May and still lives at home with her mum, her carer.
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