Sophie Drummond

Why I am running!

In June 2020, I lost feeling in half my body, experienced vision loss in my left eye and spent weeks fighting medical professionals for a diagnosis. From never being admitted to hospital to 12 admissions, 3 MRIs, a week of steroids, 2 drugs and countless doctors visits, the last 9 months of my life have been a whirlwind. 

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that causes demyelination of the brain and spinal cord. The symptoms are numbness, tingling, cognitive issues, vision loss, depression, fatigue, bladder issues and many many more. MS affects 2.8 million people worldwide. It is most common to be diagnosed between the age of 20 to 40. Women are 3x more likely to have MS than men. Someone is diagnosed with MS every 5 minutes.  

On April 11th I am running 4km to raise awareness for MS and to raise funds for MS Australia who have been an incredible resource for me in the last year. MS Australia offers access to MS nurses, career support, NDIS access support and lifestyle support. This is not only going to be a physical challenge for me but something I am incredibly passionate about. If you would like to donate, the link is in my bio. 

Awareness about this disease is unbelievably important to me. In the last 10 months I have faced ignorance, misunderstanding and barriers due to my illness. You can follow my journey @mssophdrum ! My DMs are open for questions if you want to know more 💓

My Achievements

Uploaded a profile picture

Shared fundraising page with friends and family

Has received their first donation

Reached 50% of Target Goal

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Reached 100% of Target Goal

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Suzie & Marty Gates

Go Team Sophie!

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Hannah Bennett

GO SOPH!! 🥳🤍

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Marisa Bowen

Great effort Sophie ♥️

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Emily And Scott Mannix

Go Team Soph!!! What an amazing young woman you are.

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Penrith Solar Centre

You’ve got this Soph 💙

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Tom Gates

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Katie Mccurdy

Rock on, Sophie! <3

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Simon Goff

Go Sophie! Good luck

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Claire

Get it Gal!

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Alex Mac

Nice one Sophie!!! 💪yew

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Scott And Ginger Duval

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Chloe Duval

Love you Sophie!!!

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Lisa Hughes

Well done girls! So proud of you! You’ve got this

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Anonymous

I’m so proud of you Soph 💗💗

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Ella Richardson

So so proud of you!!

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Ruby Shevlin

Always so impressed with you soph!!

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Freya

Yay yay go Soph!! Love Frey xxxxxx

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Dylan Williams

Go Sophie!!!!

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Nn

First cousin twice removed, but feeling close

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Juz Szalay

GO SOPHIE! Such an inspiration ✨❤️

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Vicki Hewett

Good luck Sophie

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Grace Fennessy

Go Soph!!

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Lu

Well done Sophie! Keep going 💪🏽💪🏽

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Sue Matthews

Best wishes for your run and your battle with this dreadful disease, Sophie.

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Cathy Davies

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Dan Merrick

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Dan Merrick

Proud of you x

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Jill Chubb And John Chubb

Amazing keep up the good work

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Hannah Berman

Thank you for sharing your story. Your fighting spirit is beautiful and an inspiration!

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Renee Radich

All the best Sophie. Awesome way to raise awareness of this valuable resource.

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Lynda Beckingham

Good for you Sophie!

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Kate Perrett

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Kate Perrett

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Karen Peasley

All the best for giving this a go and raising funds fir MS Australia - I am a friend of your gorgeous Grandmother Eve xx

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Great Aunt Marjorie

We are all cheering for you Sophie. Go girl.

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Charles Watson

Go well.

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Ron A

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David Thomas

Go for it Soph.

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Jess Palena

Proud of you! You are doing an amazing thing, you are an inspiration!

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Penny Chris & Theo

Go you Soph!

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Anonymous

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Evie Sheppard

Go darling girl xx

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Joan H

Good luck Sophie. You’re an inspiration! x x

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Bart Hoyle

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Kyra And Rohan Geddes

Wishing you every success and happiness.

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Anonymous

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Nikkii Thorn

SO BLOODY PROUD!!! I love you to the ends of the earth ❤️❤️

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Ian And Ged Dear

Good on you Sophie. Gutsy stuff. Well done you!

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Jane Jenkins

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Suzie Bruce

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Anonymous

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Oz & Ange

Good on you Soph!!

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Alex Merton-mccann

Go Team Sophie!!! 💚💚💚

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Adelaide Neilson

Love u! ❤️

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Punam

All the best Sophie! Sending you lots of love & strength xx

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Gwenda Bates

You are amazing Sophie

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Becs And Hugh

Cheering you all the way Soph!

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Sarah Casey

Go Sophie!! You’ve got this❤️❤️

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Kate O’rourke

Hi Sophie - best wishes for your run, your fundraising and contending with this MS beast. Kate (friend of your lovely mum!)

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Tamara Fahy

Your courage is inspiring. I knew your mum well years ago and she was a courageous one too. Much love to you and good luck on your run.

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Belinda Merrick

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Zoe Palacios

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Charles Drummond

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George Gardiner

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Will Solomon

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Max Drummond

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Heidi & James

All the best for the run Sophie & team!