Weʼre raising £1,000 to help towards the Callum Wylie Foundation. Follow me on Instagram @hoel_nook to follow my progress more closely!
- Conwy, UK
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If I beat 1hour 30minutes will you match your previous donation?
This is Callum's Story...
Callum had Aspergers. This is a lifelong developmental condition that affected how he perceived the world and interacted with others. Trying to keep pace with ‘our’ world with its illogical social nuances often proved agonisingly awkward for Callum.
He was a tall, good looking, talented, and extremely gifted sportsman and musician adored by his family and respected by his peers. Skiing and mountain biking were his passions and exercise was a necessary antidote to calming his sensory overload that was an aspect of his daily life.
Injury was a by product of the extreme sports Callum liked and he was well known in A&E! In December 2017 the latest injury took its toll mentally, it required surgical repair, then 9 months of rehabilitation - too much for Callum to cope with. After a happy Christmas at home with his family and cousins Callum’s mood changed. He withdrew into himself and gradually stopped communicating with his parents. This isolation became worse, his mood darker. Throughout January his parents sought every avenue of help but were continually told that, as he was 18, Callum would have to seek help for himself. Callum had NEVER sought help from any one, he wouldn’t know how!
There was no service, professional or otherwise, that could provide advice or support for Callum or his parents, Kev and Charly.
On Tuesday January 30th 2018 Callum attempted to take his life. His father resuscitated him but Callum died two days later. Three people had a new chance at life thanks to Callum’s organs.
The lives of Charly, Kev and his sister, Bee have been shattered. They don’t want this to happen to another family.
The Callum Wylie Foundation is being created to:
Raise awareness in schools and colleges about the hidden complexities faced by young people with Asperger’s/high functioning autism and the need to manage their education accordingly.
To set up a service to help vulnerable adolescents with Asperger’s/high functioning autism in times of depression, anxiety, and crisis.
To help parents/carers cope and support their children in times of crisis.
In order to honour Callum's memory, I am going to #Shred4Cal and try to beat 1hour 30minutes in the North Wales Half Marathon on Sat 21st July 2018.
Anybody who is a runner knows how tough this is and especially for somebody who has only just started training again recently. I am giving my self 6 WEEKS! Just 6 weeks to get up to fitness to beat this time. Not only that, but the elevation on this particular run is immense. Sychnant Pass, look it up on google.
As part of the fun, I implore that if I beat this time, then you must match what have already donated. This is entirely up to you and I don't expect everybody to do it, but if you like a gamble this could be a good one!
Again thank you so much for taking the time to read Callum's Story, he was an inspiration to me and others all around him, and I hope to make his family proud by helping towards their cause.
Links to the Callum Wylie Foundation facebook page and just giving page are below. Plus the race page should you want a look.
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- 3 months ago
Joel Pook3 months ago
First day of the fundraiser and I am already so chuffed with the progress we have made!
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Jul 25, 2018
Good on you Pook!
Jul 25, 2018
Jul 21, 2018
Hope it all went well this morning. Sorry I only remembered today. X
Jul 1, 2018
Good luck Joel thank you for doing this! Don’t forget to wear your #shred4cal tee shirt & post lots of photos!! Lastly ENJOY
Jun 29, 2018
Good luck Joel!
Jacob & Jade
Jun 22, 2018
Love you bro
Jun 15, 2018
You can do it bro 😊 🏃🏻♂️
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