Harry Clague running the Great North Run in aid of the AAT I was personally diagnosed with severe AA in 2010. After several years of treatment, most my blood counts are now back to normal, with the exception of my platelets. It is vital that AA, despite its rareness, becomes more widely known. The AAT has helped raise vital funds that will be used for research into AA and increase awareness of the devastating illness. These are the reasons why I want to run for the AAT.