Climbing Kilimanjaro for Callum

My name is Melissa Armstrong and I have to decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on the 8th September 2015. I'm doing this "Huge" challenge in order to raise awareness and funding for Callum McGilligan, who suffers from a rare disease called Alternating Hemeplegia of Childhood, AHC. This disease is a neurological disorder which effects only 1 in a million.

Callum is from Newcastle Upon Tyne and lived a typical active life until the age of 9. He loved to play ice hockey but can no longer take part as this rare disease has damaged the right side of his brain, leaving him with the educational capabilities of someone half his age. In September, Callum was on a life support machine and his family were told to make memories as time is precious.

So, please help to get me up the mountain to raise awareness and funding  for this special little boy and help make a difference.

For updates on Callum's wellbeing and other fundraiser everts, check out his facebook page.

Much appreciated x

Callum's Battle Against AHC


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Melissa Armstrong 
Walker, North East England, United Kingdom
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