Me and my friend Steve Austin are doing 10 Tough Mudders this year. In memory of my Mum who passed away 10 years ago this November.
That's over 120 miles of running through mud, clambering up fences, jumping through fire, getting electrocuted, swimming through ice and all round pain! This will be a hell of a journey up and down the UK, back home to Ireland and over to Germany to complete all 10! So we’ll need your help.
The reason for this insanity is to raise money and as much awareness as possible for the Heart and Lung Appeal at Mater Hospital and the Heart and Lung Transplant Association. It be will be 10 years this November that we sadly lost my amazing Mum as she waited patiently in need of a double lung transplant. The doctors, nurses and all the staff at the Heart and Lung unit at the Matter Hospital in Dublin were amazing in everything they did to help my mum. They do amazing work that can give people back the gift of life. Sadly time ran out for Mum and a matching donor could not be found.
To help raise awareness and money I'm asking you to do 2 things:
1: Dig deep and donate what you can.
2: Register to be an organ donor.
It is a very rare thing to actually match with someone that is waiting for a transplant so we need as many potential donors as possible. In doing so you may be able to give someone the gift of life. It’s a beautiful thing. 10 years ago if there had been more people registered as organ donors, Mum may be with us today so please take a few moments to register. You can do so here:
We will be doing Tough Mudders on each of these dates:
Saturday 14th May - UK Midlands - x 1
Saturday 9th July - Dublin - x 2
Saturday 16th July - Germany x 2
Saturday 6th August - Yorkshire x 2
Saturday 10th September - Cheshire x 1
Saturday 24th September - London South x 2
To give you a taste of what we will be going through for 120 miles you can check this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uhFNj42Few
My Mum was an active member of every community we lived in. She was a positive person in everything she did and even through her illness she never once complained or let it get her down. I’ll be drawing on every bit of strength and positivity she had to help me get through this challenge. I know she would be extremely proud of us doing this and helping to raise awareness, which may help others get a life saving transplant.
We will post regular updates of each event and our adventure along the way.
Huge thanks from me and Steve for all your support.