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Going the distance for terminal illness awareness
8:00am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
A FAMILY is climbing mountains to support a Fownhope architect suffering from the rare terminal illness of multiple system Atrophy.
Son Edward, 26, and sonin- law Matthew Line, 31, are teaming up to tackle the South Wales Three Peaks Trial with family friends on March 23 to raise funds and awareness of Peter Martin’s condition.
The gruelling 20-mile hike, in its 50th year, takes in Monmouthshire highest peaks and requires map reading.
Mr Martin – a father-ofthree and keen volunteer with the Rotary Club while his health allowed it – went years without a clear diagnosis, until a visit to London’s National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery last October confirmed his condition as a rare ‘Parkinson’s plus’ syndrome.
Money raised from sponsorship – the boys have targeted £1,000 each – will go to the hospital’s own charity, the National Brain Appeal, as well as the Multiple System Atrophy Trust.