'The Winter Beast was my 7th and final challenge of raising funds and awareness in 2017.
The weather conditions were kind with the sun shining throughout, although cold winds made it slightly more uncomfortable. 10 miles, 80 obstacles, numerous water wades and countless hills were completed with the team completing the challenge between 2hrs 11mins and 2hrs 24mins.
I’m delighted to have passed the £3,000 fundraising mark after completing the event.
Adam's second son, Mylo, was diagnosed with CMV shortly after his birth in September 2015. Alistair is his godfather. The first year of Mylo’s life revolved around weekly appointments with a variety of medical professionals including Physiotherapy, Teacher of Deaf, Audiologists, and a specialist Consultant of Immunology & Virology. This was a very tough time for the family but they had great support from the professionals as well as family and friends.
Mylo is now 2 years old. He is the happiest, cheekiest and incredibly determined little boy. He lights up every room he enters with his beaming smile and infectious laugh. His physical development is still delayed although very much improving, he is now crawling and able to pull to stand. He still has attends a number of medical appointments regularly and the professionals that work with him are delighted with his progress and believe - with a little time - he may be able to walk unassisted, which seemed a bleak prospect at one point. He has moderate to severe hearing loss in one ear and had grommets implanted early in 2017 to help his hearing. We are aware that Mylo’s road could be a long one but at this moment in time we have a beautiful little boy doing magnificently – making his Mummy and Daddy (and big brother) very proud!