Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting WN NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Brain tumour survivor takes on challenge for charity
A MAN who survived a rare brain tumour and defied doctors by going on to father a baby is taking on the Three Peaks Challenge.
Ben Lindon, aged 34, of West Malvern Road, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 2008, is taking on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon to raise money for Brain Tumour Research.
The tree surgeon will be joined by three doctors, Paul Daniel, Tim Marshall and David Williams. from Shipston Medical Centre in the Cotswolds. for the two-day challenge starting today. He is hoping to raise £2,740 which is the cost for the charity to do a full day’s research into brain tumours.
“I’ve been desperate to do something like this, a challenge to put me to the test and raise money for an important cause,” he said.
“I thought I would like to take all the negativity and stress of having a brain tumour turn it into good energy.
“I can help people who have brain tumours themselves who might not be as lucky as me. I’m just really looking forward to it.
As previously reported, Mr Lindon defied the odds by naturally fathering a miracle baby girl despite undergoing more than 54 cycles of chemotherapy.
He said that Baby Martha has just celebrated her first birthday and is doing really well.
To sponsor Mr Lindon, visit justgiving.com/Ben-Lindon.
Comments are closed on this article.