Mega Meon UPDATE!
Many congratulations to Ross on his achievement, and big thanks for the funds that he has also raised in the process. His sponsorship total now stands at over £7,000 and he's still collecting donations if you would like to show your support and contribute.
Ross was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain tumour in November 2014 and underwent surgery to remove it at Southampton General Hospital the following month. He was in hospital for 32 days and it has been a long road to recovery, but his amazing spirit and determination, and appreciation for the care that he received encouraged him to take on this incredibly ambitious challenge.
Pictures left: Christmas 2014 spent in hospital for Ross
Picture below: Still recovering but getting ready for his 76 mile cycle ride for Brain Tumour Support
Ross says -
‘I want to do this cycle ride not only to help raise money for Brain Tumour Support in the hope that better care can be made available for brain tumour sufferers but I also hope to show to other brain tumour patients that it doesn't mean the end of life as they know it, and they can get on with life afterwards and be active and healthy. I also want to do this to show my gratitude towards all who took care of me in hospital, from my surgeons, the ward doctors and nurses at Southampton General. Every single one of them were fantastic.’
To date he has raised over £6,500 – more than 13 times his original target! – and we are very grateful to everyone contributing to this amazing total.
We want to extend our huge thanks to Ross for being such an inspiration and for his achievement so far, and good luck for the ride. We hope the weather is kind and look forward to posting news of the event.