Weʼre raising £5,000 to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and help Jack, who is a five year old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a life-limiting condition.
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Jack is a kind-hearted, joyful and brilliantly cheeky little five year old boy, who is extremely close to my heart. His family, the Thextons, are my second family or 'adopted family', and have always looked after me throughout the years when my family situation has been challenging. I owe the world and more to this family.
In November 2019, when Jack was just three years old, he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, completely out of the blue. This is a life-limiting condition, which will cause Jack progressive muscle weakness which will lead to limited independent mobility, decreased breathing muscle function and also cardiac muscle function.
When Jack was diagnosed with this illness, the family's world was turned upside down and their lives changed in an instant. The family's main focus now is to make memories with Jack, giving him opportunities for experiences that he might have had later in life, whilst ensuring he is comfortable. Equipment is needed to ensure Jack remains as independently mobile as possible and can live his life to the best of his ability. All he wants to do is run around, play with his friends freely, laugh and have fun, and I would like to make sure Jack can do this for as long as possible.
In August I will be taking part in a seven day hike and climbing one of the seven summits of the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro is nearly 6000m tall and is the tallest summit in Africa. I will be doing this in order to raise as much money as I possibly can for Jack, with the funds aiding him and his family in the difficult times ahead. We would really appreciate any donations to help me complete this challenge and raise funds for Jack, which will be spent on essential equipment and experiences. I hope that anyone reading this can help by donating to this wonderful little boy.
Please copy and paste the following link to find out more about Jack and the incredible strength him and his family are showing in such challenging times.
I have also set up my own Facebook page, which I will use as a hub to share my journey leading up to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I will post my fundraising efforts, some of my training and anything else relevant for the climb. Please copy and paste the following link to see this page.
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Sam Bryan5 months ago
Since we first went into lockdown back in March, I started running (something I have always hated and found very boring). However, I have found that running has given me routine and has been great for the mind. Today I went on a 15km run into Manchester and back, the weather was great and I loved it. For the time being I can't hike up mountains due to the current lockdown so training for the climb will consist of running.
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Mar 31, 2021
Good luck Sam! xx
Mar 23, 2021
Best of luck mate, for a great cause. Raz
Mar 2, 2021
Good luck and enjoy it Sam! Hopefully those stumpy legs will make it. ;-)
Feb 28, 2021
Great effort Sam x
Feb 21, 2021
Best of luck Sam. Great cause - go well x
Feb 18, 2021
Feb 3, 2021
Good Luck Sam! We know you'll smash this! Great cause and such an inspiration to keep you going. Love Clare and Bernard xx
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