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Weʼre raising £500 to help and support the neurological team dealing with Multiple Sclerosis at Torbay Hospital, by CLIMBING A VOLCANO IN ICELAND.

Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

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In August 2017, before I fell ill, my son and I climbed the Eldfell vulcano on the Heimaey island, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. After an ongoing motivational training, climbing 10 Tors on Dartmoor, I will attempt to climb this volcano again the last week of July 2018 in Iceland to raise funds for the neurological

team at Torbay Hospital.

In 2016, I became very ill with an autoimmune condition and by September 2017, I fell ill with suspected bilateral sciatica, the following months saw my health deteriorating. I suffered 25 falls, many fractures, an open wound on my head, but more importantly 5 vertebrae fractures and I lost my hair. The medication that was used to deal with all these events brought on a Cushings' syndrome that left me with an adrenal insufficiency . Finally on March 5th 2018, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Throughout these months, I lost my muscles, my ability to walk and look after myself. Life became a very dark place. From the beginning of April, I started walking again with sticks and became able to train with the neuro physio team at Torbay Hospital. On May 22nd, I was back at work as a teacher, using sticks.

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  • Valerie Bailey1 month ago
    Valerie Bailey

    Valerie Bailey

    1 month ago

    Hi all, all booked and ready, flying out this coming Thursday :) Met with the Neuro team yesterday and they have great ideas on how to spend the funds. Nearly at my target - Thank you so much for your support :) Please share my post, Many thanks again, next update from Iceland!

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  • Valerie Bailey2 months ago
    Valerie Bailey

    Valerie Bailey

    2 months ago

    Hi all, Just to update you with the training progress towards this climb in Iceland... Here below is the top of Rippon Tor last week :) Off to Hound Tor tomorrow! Thank again for your encouragement, Eldfell, we are coming for you! Valerie, Josh and Shaun x

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Page last updated on: 8/15/2018 7:24 PM



  • Alessandra and Tony Pratt

    Alessandra and Tony Pratt

    Aug 15, 2018


  • Karen Hogan

    Karen Hogan

    Jul 27, 2018

    Good luck Val, I know you can do it as you have overcome so much already. Slow and steady. Sending you, Shaun and Josh lots of love and encouragement.


  • Susan Merryweather

    Susan Merryweather

    Jul 26, 2018

    Impressed that you're taking on this incredible challenge, Val, and what better cause than our wonderful hospital! May you be blessed with the good health you need.Sue and Michael Merryweather


  • Rebecca Hodgson

    Rebecca Hodgson

    Jul 25, 2018

    Inspirational or crazy - you decide x x


  • Alick Lavers

    Alick Lavers

    Jul 25, 2018

    Bon chance, Val! You are on our prayer list.God bless, Alick and Kathryn xx


  • Sofia


    Jul 25, 2018

    Good Luck x


  • Beth, from Soho

    Beth, from Soho

    Jul 25, 2018

    Gift being given to Josh for his last shift by his manager with the opportunity to use it as a donation, thank you both!


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Valerie Bailey

Valerie Bailey

Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

French, 54 yo. Published author in France Teacher and HoD for French Mum to 4, Grannie to 4

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