Weʼve raised £2,125 to help Liam Egalton receive stem-cell treatment for aggressive multiple sclerosis.
- London, UK
- Funded on Monday, 8th October 2018
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I've never done this before, and I've probably also never personally asked you for any money either. I hope you can dig deep to show your support!
In July, I will be crawling, climbing and jumping through mud and general filth in order to raise as much money as possible for my friend Liam Egalton.
I went to university with Liam and he's one of the nicest people you could meet. Four years ago his life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with MS. Since then he's been going through hell, with his symptoms becoming progressively worse, to the extent that he's now increasingly housebound. All the things I take for granted - work, socialising, taking my son to the park, going for a run, doing things on a whim just because I can.... all of these have been taken from Liam.
The good news is that Liam is a fighter. He's going to stop the disease confining him to a wheelchair but to do that needs to raise £40,000 to fund a course of pioneering stem cell treatment, unavailable on the NHS. This will involve traveling to Panana. For more information on Liam's story: https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/essex-man-launches-40000-appeal-1447417
I have nothing but admiration for how Liam is up for this fight, and would be eternally grateful if you could sponsor me to complete a Tough Mudder and see how much we can chip away at his £40,000 target to get his life back. For those of you not au fait with Tough Muddler, it's essentially a mud based obstactle course where participants get electrocuted, battered and bruised as you make your way over a range of different challenges.
Thank you for reading, and I'm so grateful to you for any financial support you can offer. I'll need all the positivity I can get as I drag myself around the course!
Thanks for reading.
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Jul 28, 2018
Sorry i'm late to the party (some things never change) but good luck to you, and to Liam in raising the money. Lots of love to you both
Jul 16, 2018
May Tough Mudder have challenged you in all the right ways Simon! Fantastic effort for a fine cause.
Jul 10, 2018
Congrats Simon on the Tough Mudder challenge.
Jul 8, 2018
Well done Si. Rather you than me. Peter
Jul 8, 2018
Hope you made it through all the sweat and mud! Well done for such an amazing challenge! Nessy and Duncan.
Jul 8, 2018
Well done Simon and Hannah xx
Jul 7, 2018
good luck dude xxxxx steve and sazzle
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