Last year Ashley was diagnosed with stage three thyroid cancer and underwent a full thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine treatment. Now she’s going to be climbing the O2. This is what she has to say….
I’m in the all clear now and want to give others the opportunity to be supported just like I was. From experience you never know when you might need a charity like Climbing Out to get you back on your feet and help you realise that life doesn’t have to stop when you are faced with a life limiting illness like cancer or an amputation.
On the 29th November 17 I will be walking the roof of the 02 arena with a team of amputees to launch the I can campaign for European limb loss day and European day of persons with disabilities, which is part of a charity called LimbPower. The LimbPower charity exists to help those following an amputation. The money raised will go towards two camps including a camp with climbing out. It is easy to get stuck in a rut following a diagnosis or amputation and sometimes figuring out ways to move life forward can be difficult and challenging. I was accepted onto a climbing out week and can speak first hand the importance of weeks like this existing.
Money raised will go towards supporting individuals aged 13-24 years to attend a week at one of the youth camps. Hope you can help me in reaching my target.