Emily Hoyle

Emily's Climbing Cotopaxi For My Donor

Fundraising for To Transplant and Beyond
raised of £20,000 target
by 336 supporters
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Hi, I am going to attempt a world record! A lung transplant patient climbing almost 6,000m up the largest active volcano in the World, Cotopaxi (in Equador). I have been chosen as part of a team of heart and/or lung transplant patients to do this. We are climbing 5 mountains, the last of which is Cotopaxi. Oh, and I will also be carrying heavy kit on my back. We have completed training in Scotland as you can see in the photos.

I am really doing this in honour of my donor, without whom I would not be alive today. I want to prove what the human body can do and achieve, and also what I can do personally. Bearing in mind that after 18 months in hospital I was on a ventilator to stay alive, and didn't use my legs, this really is going to be a shock to the system.

I have never attempted a challenge for charity, and so would be so grateful for every penny you can donate in helping raise funding and awareness for a new technology “The Organ Care System” which enables the transporting of donor organs and extends the transplantation window from the existing 3 hour limit to 12 hours therefore having the ability to save more lives as well as providing other significant medical benefits.

I want to help others receive this gift of life that I have had, and who would otherwise die waiting/trying to get a transplant.

Anything you can give to help fund and support us on our endeavor will be gratefully received. Thank you for you kindness and support.

Emily xxxx

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About the charity

To Transplant and Beyond was established to give hope, encouragement and support to transplant patients, their families, friends and carers during a very traumatic time in their lives. It conveys the positive side of transplantation, by showing what can be achieved and by encouraging as many people as possible to join the donor register, so that many more lives can be saved.

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