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Hope4Mae - Andy, Elaine & Joe take-on the Helvellyn Triathlon for Mae :-)

taming the Helvellyn Triathlon for Tree of Hope because Mae deserves the chance to walk :)

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  • Event: Helvellyn Triathlon, 01 Sep 2013

Tree of Hope

We offer hope to families to transform the lives of sick children

Charity Registration No. 1149254 In Scotland SC042611

Story

 

Our Event: On 1st September 2013, Andy, Elaine & Joe will be taking part in the Helvellyn Triathlon - considered one of the top 10 toughest Triathlon Races on the planet.  The event consists of a 1 mile swim in Ullswater Lake, an exceptionally steep 38 mile cycle over the Kirkstone Pass, followed by a 9 mile run up & down the UKs 3rd highest peak (3118 feet).  Why????

Mae :-) Mae Louisa Lilly Fox was born on 10th May 2009 in Doncaster.  Unfortunately, there were complications during her birth and Mae suffered some injury to her brain and she was later diagnosed as having Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy; which causes physical disability in human development, chiefly in the various areas of body movement.  Mae has made fantastic progress and persists to amaze those close to with her positive attitude & determination. She tries so hard to work against her condition but, unfortunately, no matter how hard she tries she cannot stand or walk independently.  

Now There Is Hope: Mae has been accepted for a life changing operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy at St Louis children’s hospital Missouri by Dr T s Park who has been doing this specialised procedure for more than 25 years and has operated on more than 2,000 children from 43 countries. Dr Park holds a 100% success rate. The surgery will permanently reduce Mae's abnormal muscle tone. Her sitting and standing postures will also improve. As will her balance, endurance and levels of comfort. For all these reasons Mae would be a very good candidate and the operation will help her significantly.

Watch Mae's Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey7UYyIb7-8

Fundraising Targets: To help Mae bring her dreams to reality we need to raise £70,000.  At the time of writing (July 2013) just over £20k has been raised for Mae so far - see her main fundraising page http://www.justgiving.com/hope4mae. We hope to raise a further £1000 for Mae through the Helvellyn Triathlon Event.  This is a fantastic cause, so please donate - every little will make the biggest difference to Mae!!

 

 

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  • Mae :-) x
  • A nice easy run up Helvellyn :)
  • Elaine :-) +3

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