Chris and his team of loyal family and friends are taking on 40 epic miles of Hadrians Wall across two days. Chris will be trekking and handcycling and the rest of the team trekking along in support of the upcoming challenges he faces during his cancer journey.
In December 2015 Chris, then 19, was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer in his leg called Osteosarcoma. Unfourtunatly, after treatments proved not as successful as he'd of hoped, Chris chose to have his leg amputated in March 2016 and went on the finish treatment in January 2017.
Unfourtunately, Chris was diagnosed again in July 2017 but this time the cancer had spread to his lungs. He then had more surgery to remove 1/3 of his lungs and he's now preparing to take on this epic challenge after only having major surgery a matter of weeks ago.
Chris was also made an ammbassador for childrens cancer charity CLIC Sargent in May 2017. The charity are very close to Chris's heart becasue of all the support they've gave him throughout his cancer journey and for that, Chris has expressed his passion in giving the charity somehting back to help others going through similar situations.
Where does the money go?
Money raised will go towards helping Chris get back doing the things he loved before cancer. For activites such a skiing, cylcing or running, advanced sports prosthetics are needed. Unfourtunately, these prosthetic legs aren't available on the NHS as they're classed as sports legs - something NHS England do not commision. It is for that reason that that Chris has to go and fund them privately. As with everything in prosthetics, these types of legs aren't cheap and they cost tens of thousands to fund.
A donation from this event will also be made to CLIC Sargent to help support their vital work.
No matter how big or small, any form of donation or other event support will be greatly appreciated. Please note: Any large or company donations would be better payed through bank transfer. This is because this website takes 8% commision. Don't worry, you'd still be thanked and recognised for your donation. Please contact 07443631389 for more details.
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