Flynn's Challenge for Lanzarote Juntos

It's been a long time since Flynn has joined a sporting event. Not long after the profile photo for this campaign was taken, we started to notice changes in him physically. Most people reading this know the story that has followed. 10  years of tests, poking, prodding, a misdiagnosis for 1 full year and then finally treatment. 

By the time Flynn was around 12 years of age he had decided in his own mind that he would never be able to complete a triathlon, but that's all about to change.

After two very successful operations since 2017, along with months of recovery, learning to stand and walk again, endless hours of rehab and confidence building, Flynn is about to prove himself wrong this weekend!

It's not a race and it's not a competition either, he's doing this purely to help raise some money which will help pay for equipment to help children and young adults with disabilities. Those who are maybe working to achieve their personal goals too.

Flynn lives with LGMD Type 2a (Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy) which means that he has muscle weakness in his limbs, mainly from the hips down. Flynn's version has been rare in that he has had tightening in his achilles & calf muscles too. So while he isn't able to complete very long distances, he is now able to achieve all three disciplines. 
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The target he has set himself is..
2km Ocean Swim with his trainer Paulo
15km on a static bike
2km walk to the finish line as part of an overall team (Lanzarote Juntos)
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As tempted as he was to say that he couldn't do this, Flynn is secretly pleased that he is in a position to say yes to the challenge. Much of his ability to walk with confidence these days is thanks to the hard work Paulo & Kris at SwimLab International put in after each operation. We were largely left to it by the health system once the operations were complete, and Flynn was completely bed-bound for weeks. The generosity and time that these guys dedicated to us was priceless.  Flynn's gesture to raise funds is also a thank you to Paulo & Kris for everything they've done to help him.

The target amount is 10,000€  for a hoist which will be fitted to a local swimming pool. Paulo & Kris will be able to use the hoist in order to train children with physical difficulties in the pool, no matter what their disability is.

Any small donations for sponsorships towards the event would be greatly appreciated. Times are hard so no donation is too small.

Thanks to everyone who has been so kind over the years. We will keep you posted on the day! 

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  • Ayla Keskin 
    • €20 
    • 14 d
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    • €100 
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    • €10 
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    • €15 
    • 14 d
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    • €20 
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Organizer

Heidi Plom 
Organizer
Bermejos, CN, Spain
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