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Weʼre raising £1,500 to To help buy a mobility car for Erik so he can get out and see the world.

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Me and Paul are going to be doing a series of 10k and 1/2 marathon races to help raise money for Erik and his family to help them overcome the Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) that Erik unfortunately came down with 3 years ago.

I met Erik and his family 10 years ago on holiday and have been friends ever since

A small bit about GBS and what it is, from Erik himself;

How does GBS start, and perhaps the best questions are: when does it stop? Is it curable? GBS is a rare disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves. The result of such an attack, which can last for several weeks, could be that you lose the grip in your hands, or you’ll drag your feet. Some people don’t even notice that they’re suffering from it. Weakness and tingling in your extremities are usually the first symptoms. These feelings can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body. In its most severe form GBS is a medical emergency. Most people with the condition must be hospitalized to receive treatment. I am told the mild form of GBS heals relatively well as most people with good health can continue their lives as they did before the illness struck. Unfortunately, I had the worse luck of all. According to the specialists who is specialized in diagnosing GBS I have a bad case of Miller-Fischer syndrome, the worst kind of this disease.

Erik is currently bound to an electric wheel chair which he controls via a head yoke as he is paralysed from the neck down. The chair grants him some mobility but unfortunately he still can't get out and about far and wide or easily, so he'd love to have a car which is capable of taking his wheelchair so him, his wife and family can go out together and do the normal things we all do from day to day, as he says "I mean, what is more wonderful than to take your wife shopping? Not so long ago, this was an unthinkable thought for me (and I guess for many men with me haha)."

So lets raise some money for this great man and his family.

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  • Adam Roberts

    Adam Roberts

    3 months ago

    Adam Roberts

    Wigan 10k done! It's been a great day! Thank you for all the support so far! Let's keep going!

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  • Adam Roberts

    Adam Roberts

    3 months ago

    Adam Roberts

    Due to the character limit In the story I had to cut down Eriks touching and emotional story, so please take a minute to read the full touching, story in the link and get to know Erik that little bit. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2dUekkMjyerWTl5b1VtN242V1U

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  • Adam Roberts

    Adam Roberts

    3 months ago

    Adam Roberts

    Well guys, the first race is on the 4th September, Wigan 10k. Would love to get the donations flowing by then! More dates will be announced soon! Keep tuned 👍🏼

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 4, 2016

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 4, 2016

    £20.00

  • Aiden

    Aiden

    Sep 2, 2016

    Good luck Adam!

    £10.00

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Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts

Until May 2015 the idea of running a mile was a serious bore let alone running 6 of them. Now I'm planning to Run 12 and I'd love to raise some money in the process.

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