Adam's Great Wall Marathon
$7,563.25 raised so far
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I've had a extremely narrow escape, and fully appreciate that I've been incredibly lucky. I want to give something back to those who have been less fortunate.. To do this, I need your support and you help !
In October I broke my neck playing a sport I love - rugby. On impact there was an almighty crack. It was an absolutely horrific sound ! Due to the position, I heard the noise both externally and internally, at the same time. But also horrific because of what it potentially meant.....
As I lay there motionless I experienced a terrible empty, hollow fear. A realisation that I may not move again. I lay there for several nervous minutes, stunned and scared. Finally I took a big breath and tried to raise my arm.... It worked !
It was an incredible moment for me. Suddenly I really appreciated everything I have in life and how much on a daily basis I take for granted. The various operation were also a reminder of this, but not as powerful as that initial moment.
I had an extremely narrow escape ! Just 1 mm more would have severed the spinal cord and meant a different path for me. I have a very scary MRI scan as a souvenir !
My rugby days are most definitely over ! But what an awesome opportunity to invest my time and my luck to help provide support for those individuals that are have had been less fortunate.
Spinal Research is a fantastic charity and VERY relevant. It's research aims to reverse the devastating effects of spinal damage and restore sensation and mobility to people paralysed as a result of breaking their neck or back. I'm also separately raising funds for Ben Kende, a fellow Hong Kong Football Club rugby player, just 18 years old, who also suffered a terrible injury at the same time as me.
For a challenge, to be worthy of asking for everyone I know for sponsorship, it has to be a tough challenge and test me. This means pushing it hard.
Just 7 months from breaking my neck I plan to complete "The Great Wall of China Marathon".
This is already a tough marathon due to the temperature ( circa 35 degrees and dry ), uneven surface of the wall and physical climb ( including some very big steps ).
For me, having been inactive for 3 months, and suffered some severe nerve route damage, and significant muscle loss, a marathon is ( even by my own standards ) a fairly punchy challenge.
Your help, support and your generosity are massively appreciated.
Charity Registration No. 1151015
Spinal Research is a pioneering charity. Its aim is to find ways to repair spinal cord injury and reverse the paralysis that results from it. Based in the UK and recognised as a leader in its field, Spinal Research funds groundbreaking projects at scientific and medical institutions around the world. The next landmark is the launch of clinical trials with paralysed volunteers. These trials will test innovative treatments that could repair damage in the human spinal cord, and so restore sensation and movement.
Donation by Anonymous on 29/08/12
Donation by Ed Irons on 08/09/11
+ £25.00 Gift Aid
Dear Adam, being my only x who has ever done anything worthwhile (charity, not breaking neck), pls accept this late top up with my love & best wishes
Donation by Ash on 03/09/11
Donation by Christophe Roussel on 04/07/11
Proceeds from HKFC Rugby May Ball raffle. Prizes ( signed NZ shirt and ball ) very generously donated by Anthony Modrich.
Donation by adam woolliscroft on 13/06/11
+ £183.07 Gift Aid
Hi Adam, Many congratulations! I'm very impressed.
Donation by James W H Howell on 10/06/11
Well done from all the Vandals on tour to Sri Lanka!!
Donation by Anonymous on 05/06/11
Well done mate.
Donation by Stewart Belcher on 26/05/11
This is from the Mandarin Oriental, HK Team and Mrs Petra Chan our lovely salon guest. We all think your amazing!
Donation by Lynsey Hughes on 24/05/11
Well Done Ad's - Super duper impressed - you're Fabulous ;o)
Donation by Ros on 23/05/11
Well done Adam. I know what you had to go through and am so happy you did so well. Thank you for including Ben as such a focal part of your effort.
Donation by Peter Kende on 23/05/11
Incredible recovery - inspirational race. Best of luck. X
Donation by Louise & Ged on 23/05/11
I'm sure the warm up in Sri Lanka will have helped.
Donation by Anonymous on 21/05/11
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
You truly are amazing, to have come through what you have is an inspiration to all. I'll be thinking of you every step, I'm so very proud of you x
Donation by Sian Snow on 19/05/11
Have a great race !
Donation by MUNGO on 18/05/11
A very touching project - fantastic idea Adam. Good luck on the Wall and looking forward to hearing all about it!
Donation by Thorsten & Emma on 17/05/11
+ £22.22 Gift Aid
Its an insane thing to do, but I know you will JFDI! Good luck
Donation by Ian Daniels on 16/05/11
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Good Luck Wooly
Donation by Matt & Luce on 16/05/11
Donation by Terence George Endsor on 13/05/11
You craazzzzy man...... I always suspected you needed a frontal labotomy!! now this proves I am correct :-) Good look xx
Donation by Laura Rourke on 13/05/11
Good luck Adam a great cause.
Donation by Iain Liddell - Uniserve on 10/05/11
+ £62.50 Gift Aid
Good Luck, amazing cause and a fantastic recovery on your part, wish I could be there to run it with you but will be slogging it out at Binatn! x
Donation by Karen King on 10/05/11
Have a great race. Just don't fall off the wall!
Donation by Jon Woolliscroft on 09/05/11
+ £25.00 Gift Aid
Have a great race, inspirational effort and recovery.
Donation by Anthony on 09/05/11
Awesome recovery Adam. Wouldnt have expected anything less from you though! Good luck. Love Ali & Gaz. x
Donation by Ali Worth on 09/05/11
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