I’ve spent the last 18 months recovering from a spinal cord injury due to a cancer mass compressing my spine at ‘T5’. I was in a wheelchair for some months. Despite being aged 74, I have now made consistent and steady progress with the ongoing twice weekly help of a neurophysio therapist.
I can now walk – almost unaided – but with walking poles, and last week did my best walk yet at over 4 and a quarter miles.
I want now to try and fundraise for two charities, especially The Spinal Injuries Association, and as I know Goodwood Circuit very well (I am a Member), would I be able to participate in the 5k event next month, even though I cannot run! I can maintain a steady speed, but I think I’ve more chance of creating interest and support by participating in a public event like this, than simply doing walks on my own.
At the moment I’m still progressing , which is the result of 17 months of brilliant work by my neuro-physiotherapist, Lisa. She is the one who has motivated me to take on the Goodwood 5k, but having found it on Sunday I now want to do it again … but quicker!
By the way, we have raised just short of £2,000 for Spinal Injuries Association! They need all the funds they can get in order to help the many people whose circumstances are far more serious than mine.
Please visit our fundraising page here!