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pushing 30 marathons in 30 days #30in30 for LimbPower because why the hell not?! Actually, don't answer that...

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  • Event: 30in30

LimbPower

We use sport, exercise and activities to aid the rehabilitation of amputees

Charity Registration No. 1132829

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In June and July of this year, 3 x HBSA Disabled Sportsperson of the Year David Williamson will be taking on his most epic challenge yet... an epic 30 marathons in 30 days! David will be taking on this most incredibile of physical and mental tests to fundraise for 3 causes very close to his heart.

3 year old Felicity has undiagnosed genetic conditions which the doctors think cause a number of different issues. She has three brain conditions, is visually impaired, suffers with reflux and has epilepsy which can prove to be difficult to control. She has twitches every day that cannot be controlled by medication and needs 24 hour care.

4 year old Emerson developed a cyst on his spine when he was 2, which paralysed from the waist down. He lost all movement in his lower body and is unable to walk. The family work tirelessly to ensure that he keeps smiling through all the surgeries, rehab, travel and consultation that has followed.

Limb Power was launched in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation. In July 2014 LimbPower became a National Disability Sports Organisation. Through this association and work with the English Federation of Disability Sport and Sport England LimbPower help amputees and people with limb impairment reach their sporting potential.

All funds raised from the #30in30 will be split equally between these 3 fantastic causes.

David himself had both legs amputated through the knees when he was a few months old, having been born without tibia bones. As well as pushing marathons and being a 5-time participant in the Great South Run he has completed a 24 hour wheelchair push and played over 300 games for South Hants Sitting Volleyball. He was the recipient of the 2016 #wecandoit Personal Achievement award.

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  • Emerson Grant
  • Felicity Gooderham and her brother Edward +3

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