Liam megran's story

 

Home: Tilbury, Essex

Age: 22

Profession: Student

"I have wanted to take part in a fundraising event for a while and when I saw that Parallel London allowed for wheelchair users and that you could have someone push you, I registered straight away. My dad will be assisting me during the event to give me that extra push."

“Many of my friends have taken part in fundraising events so it is always something I have wanted to do. I have a muscle-wasting condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and am aiming to fundraising £250 for Muscular Dystrophy UK. The condition means I have no muscle strength and have to use a wheelchair on a daily basis. I have had Duchenne since I was born and it is a progressive condition, meaning as my life goes on my body gradually gets weaker and day-to-day activities become increasingly difficult.

“My family give me the best support and motivation I could ask for and they encourage me to keep on going. Also my friends help me along the way. Whenever times get tough they will say to stay happy and keep on going, which is what I am doing. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my family and friends who are the people I will always keep with me throughout my life.”

My goal: #roadto be as independent as possible while I still can’.

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