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Abseil from the ArcelorMittal Orbit

I will be abseiling down the ArcelorMittal Orbit for Nystagmus Network because I'm raising funds for nystagmus research.

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  • Event: Abseil from the ArcelorMittal Orbit, 23 Sep 2018

Nystagmus Network

We provide support and fund research to for everyone affected by nystagmus.

Charity Registration No. 803440

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Hello, thank you for stopping by my page!

I was born with nystagmus as a side effect of aniridia. Nystagmus means my eyes shake and wobble involuntarily all the time, and as a result it's hard for me to see detail and read text unless it's close up or enlarged.

I struggled with my confidence in early childhood, but went on to make many friends, get a uniersity degree and secure a good job. And most recently I've moved to London, an amazing, exciting city. I'm really enjoying trying new things, meeting new people and taking up new opportunities. I've formed a close connection with the Nystagmus Network as part of that.

So this is going to be my biggest challenge and greatest opportunity so far - abseiling 80 metres (262 feet) down the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower in the Olympic Park! I've never abseiled before, but the prospect of this excites me - raising money for a great cause, enjoying amazing views from an iconic location and trying something completely new.

The money raised will fund pioneering research into nystagmus at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, which will make a massive difference to many people's lives.

My visual impairment hasn't stopped me from living a happy and successful life, and it won't stop me from doing this. Especially if I know I have your support, that will mean a great deal to me.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

If you want to find out more about my visual impairment, life and experiences, you can visit my blog and Youtube at www.welleyenever.com. But please donate first before you go there, that's the most important thing. Thank you for reading!

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