Consultant Gastroenterologist and Covid-19 patient Dr Deb Ghosh shaved his head and took on a 10km charity run this April. So far he has raised over £1,000, which he plans to split between the British Liver Trust and St Clare Hospice in Essex.
In 2020, Dr Ghosh caught Covid-19 and spent time in hospital with severe pneumonia. Speaking about his experience of the disease, Dr Ghosh says: “Lying in my hospital bed, I was hearing about the unfortunate deaths of some of my colleagues and other friends abroad. For the first time it flashed to my mind that this might be it.
“Having Covid has changed my life like nothing else. Shaving my head also represents starting my life again, a year after Covid changed it forever. This is my life version 2.0. I’ve chosen to run for the British Liver Trust because they provide invaluable support for people in need.”
Audrey Cornelius, Head of Fundraising at the British Liver Trust, says: “We’re delighted that Dr Ghosh has chosen to fundraise for liver patients in this way. Every penny raised will go towards our work supporting people with liver disease, raising awareness of ways we can prevent the condition, tackling stigma and campaigning for better patient care.”
If you would like to support Dr Ghosh, he has set up a fundraising page for his chosen causes here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DGhosh.
You can listen to his story on his YouTube channel here: Dr Ghosh's story.
Thank you Dr Ghosh from all of us at the British Liver Trust!
If, like Dr Ghosh, you would like to take on your own challenge for the British Liver Trust, check out the Fundraising section of our website.