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Sophie Holmes was the inspiration behind us choosing The Cystic Fibrosis Trust as our Charity of The Year. In a few weeks she is taking on another of her inspirational challenges. The following feature is taken directly from Sophie’s Justgiving page and is a real insight into this amazing lady.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting genetic condition affecting more than 10,000 people across the UK. It affects the lungs and digestive system and can cause chronic infections and reduced lung function. Currently, half of those with CF will not live past age 41.The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a brighter future for people with CF and their families by funding cutting-edge research, driving up standards of care and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way.
On 25 October 2018 I am going to be embarking on a new adventure, a new challenge and following my love for being in the mountains, again. This time I am excited to be trekking the Himalayas to discover the spiritual home of the Dalai Lama! with my true hero and inspiration, my Dad, for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Its going to be one hell of an experience creating special memories together while making a difference.
We will be trekking 65km over 5 days together through this fascinating region of North East India at the heart of the World’s highest mountain range. We hope to show that you really can experience all life has to offer regardless of the odds and do it in such an unforgettable way – after all, every place you visit becomes part of you somehow. Travel, challenge and adventure truly enriches your life.
Having Cystic Fibrosis I have always been told from a young age that my life would be limited, so I am determined to defy the odds again, and show that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. I hope that this will not only raise awareness of CF because it it still so unknown but also encourage others to embark on their own adventures and live fully.
I believe each person has the ability to be extraordinary – I have my CF to thank for that, seriously, I know some would find that hard to understand -it has given me purpose, drive, passion, and indomitable will. Some aren’t as lucky as me, which is why raising money to aid research for a cure or lifesaving medications is so important to allow others the opportunity they may not have without the funds – by donating even a small amount you really could not only be positively impact someone else’s life to live longer but you really could save a life.
Banana Crumble will keep you up to date with Sophie’s adventure and wish her and her Dad, Peter a really successful trip. If you would like to help them reach their target then click here.
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