Barry Grace: I’m climbing Snowdon after life changing surgery

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Climbing Snowdon is already a huge challenge on it’s own but Barry Grace has decided to take it on just 4 years after having life changing cancer surgery. He tells us his story and reveals his motivation for taking on this courageous feat.

In January 2014 at the age of 33 , I had to make a life changing decision to have all of my pancreas, gallbladder and spleen removed as I had multiple tumours on my pancreas.

Barry on holiday with his family who have been supporting him all the way
Barry on holiday with his family who have been supporting him all the way

This operation has totally changed mine and my family’s life forever. In the next 6/8 weeks I have decided to climb Snowdon to help raise money for this fantastic charity that has now become so close to me and my family.

Barry prepares to take on his Snowdon challenge

I’ve been walking around 5 miles a day most days to prepare for the challenge and taking part in a 10k run for Diabetes UK and Alder Hey Hospital in 2016 means I’m already prepared for what’s to come.

The support I’ve received from not only my family but also my friends and work colleagues has been fantastic. I’m really looking forward to it and the day cannot come soon enough!

I hope by raising money for this amazing charity, I can help with future research and also help to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.

A Huge thank you to Barry and well done! You’re a true inspiration and we’re behind you all the way.

Click here to read more on Barry’s JustGiving page