Thankyou for visiting my fundraising page and taking the time to read it.
Now that the event has taken place we would once again like to thank every one for supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and those supporting us on route. We still have a bit to add on to the total so far which is a fantastic amount. We had a great time doing this challenge even if we were caught out by the weather a bit, but all the more memorable. Untill the next time Cheers.
As I’m sure many of you know by now, everyone with Cystic Fibrosis has a constant routine of medication, physiotherapy, frequent trips to clinics and stays in hospitals. There are alot of dedicated people involved who work very hard but still three young lives are lost every week because of the UK’s most common life threatening inherited disease. Jack will be visiting hospital again on January the 15th to start an eight week course of intravenous antibiotics to combat a micro- bacterial infection in his lungs, which if left untreated will cause more damage. This will considerably add to his already strict and laborious routine. A brief idea of this, is that Jack will have in a day, when in good health around 52 pills, three nebulisers, inhalers, supplements and two lots of physiotherapy to clear his lungs and for the next eight weeks on top of this will be having two extra lots of oral antibiotics and intravenous antibiotics every eight hours taking up to two and a half hours each, and not forgetting a few more needles and homework !!!
Cystic Fibrosis affects over 8000 people in the UK. With this the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system become clogged with thick sticky mucus, resulting in infections and inflammation making it hard to breathe and digest food. Other complications can include, liver disease, brittle bones and gallstones, and aspects, such as heart and lung transplant, related diabetes, infertility and reduced life expectancy . So please sponsor my somewhat easy task in comparison to complete the three peaks challenge in 24 hours along with two friends that I served in the Royal Tank Regiment with. (Up and down Ben Nevis/Scotland, Scafell Pike/lEngland, and Snowdon/Wales) This will go towards helping the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to continue in their immensely important task of prolonging lives and enhancing the wellbeing of my son Jack and many more like him and ultimately finding a cure.
Please send this to as many people as you can, and thank you again.
Stuart & Team
It is great that we are now seeing how far past the target we can get. Thanks everyone.
More information on Cystic Fibrosis:- www.cftrust.org.uk