That blog title is almost certainly enough for a lot of people to not have bothered clicking on this post. And you know what, that’s up to them. This isn’t something I’m doing to try and guilt people into helping out a mate of mine; most of you don’t know her, and a lot of you won’t even know me that well. But I do know this girl, and I know just what she’s been through recently.
You see, I’ve known Suzi on and off for over a decade, and although we’re not exactly close anymore, I was still heartbroken when I found out about her accident last year. She’s a keen biker – not to mention a goth and role player, so right up my alley – and sadly had a road traffic collision that cost her one of her legs. This sucked for all kinds of reasons that I’m sure I don’t need to bore you all with. One of the reasons though was that she was getting ready to climb Ben Nevis. For a lot of people, losing a limb would almost certainly put them off such an attempt, but Suzi just postponed. She’s now looking to get up there this year, and will be raising money as she does so for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, without whom, losing her leg would have been the least of her worries after the collision. I don’t think she’d disagree with me when I say that they saved her life.
She’s spent a lot of time recovering and getting fitted with a prosthetic, and is now almost ready to go. She has set up a Just Giving page – a great and secure way for people to show some support to this little venture – so just head on over to donate.
And really, thank you if you do give something no matter how little. Suzi has gone through a hell of a lot, and ‘Never Give Up’, has become her motto. Any support you can afford to share will be gratefully received and put to use saving more people, and showing her that she has the right idea. Never give up.