I've been sitting at home today feeling a bit sorry for myself because I have a cold and I'm a bit achey. Poor me eh?
But then I received an email this morning which felt like the equivalent of a kick up the backside.
The email contained a link to this 90 second clip about Jonathon le Galloudec, a young man who was shot in the spine whilst serving in the army in Iraq in 2007. At the time he was told by doctors that his injuries were so severe he would never walk again, but his determination has astounded everyone and not only is he now walking but he has taken on a challenge that most able-bodied people would find difficult. Incredibly, despite being left with spinal injuries which impede his walking, he has successfully attempted the 17,590 feet climb to Everest Base Camp alongside his father Steve who is also ex-military, and he has done all of this for a charity close to his heart.
Jonathon's chosen charity, Help for Heroes, clearly means a lot to him as it supports members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in service. Their work is invaluable at the moment as this is the tenth year of our forces serving in Afghanistan. His trip has been sponsored by Energizer and you can make donations and see how he got on during his expedition via their facebook page or through the Help for Heroes donation website.
Please take the time to watch the short video about this very modest hero and take part in a short survey for a chance to win an iPad2.
If nothing else, please watch the video and prepare to feel very humble.
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