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SIMON RIPLEY

Fundraising for Freeman Heart & Lung Transplant Association

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  • Event: British Transplant Games Belfast 2011, 04 Aug 2011

Freeman Heart & Lung Transplant Association

To help and support heart and lung transplant patients of the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne both financially and by providing facilities for recreation to enable them to improve their condition. Also to educate the public of the need for organ donation.

Charity Registration No. 1157894

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

My story started in January 2008 when i was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy (heart failure), in May 2008 i recieved a heart tranpslant which i am deeply graitful  for giving me another chance in life, and since then i have not looked back since returning to work and back to playing football.

I took part in the 2010 British Transplant games where i won a silver medal, this opend my eyes and helped me decide what i want to achieve, i started training looking ahead to the the 2011 British transplant games in Belfast where i was very successful coming home with 4 medals,

cycling 5k time trial = Gold, cycling 10k road race = Silver, volleyball = Silver and archery = Gold.

After i looked ahead to the 2012 European Transplant Games in Apledoorn Holland where i came 4th in the 20k cycling road race and gained a Silver medal in badminton.

In August 2012 i took part in the British transplant Games in Medway Kent where i was very sucessful coming away with 4 medals but i got the 2 that i wanted as i won Gold in the 5k cycling time trial and 10k cycling road race which also ment i am the first HEART TRANSPLANT recepiant ever to win the double! i also got a Silver in archery and Silver in javelin.

Due to my sucess in cycling i have been selected to to represent Great Britain in the 2013 WORLD TRANPSPLANT GAMES IN DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA!

Since this news i have left my job so i can comit myself to training as my aim is to become world champion but also show the world that just beacuse i have had a transplant i am no different to any other athlete!!!

PLEASE SPONSOR ME AND HELP RAISE AS MUCH MONEY AS I CAN FOR THE CHARITY .. THANK YOU!!!!

 

 

 

 

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