Just under three weeks now until I’ll be trekking Snowdon. Eek! Erm.... Eeeeek!
So, why am I doing Snowdon?
I’ve been asked a few times, and there are a few reasons...
I was born with a rare condition, called localised fibrous dysplasia and congenital pseudarthrosis, of the right tibia bone. It’s so rare that it took the doctors a while to figure out what it was, and my parents went through some other scarier suggestions of what it could be before it was finally diagnosed. I was then sent to a specialist surgeon in Surrey. What this condition basically means, is that the bone crumbles and breaks, and doesn’t heal. So I had a few operations when I was young, such as having a battery in at one point (I still have that hanging around somewhere!) and having a bone taken out of my hip and put into my leg, along with a steel pin to keep it together. I spent Christmas time in hospital one year (claim to fame is meeting Santa. Yep!), and even attended a few hospital school classes (heaps of fun as I mostly played with magnet toy people on a stage).