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Jonathan Brough’s 100km Wheelchair Challenge For The NHS

June 4, 2020

A man who is dependent on permanent life-support to breathe has begun a 100km challenge to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Jonathan Brough contracted meningitis in 2007 which left him permanently paralysed from the neck down.

Mr Brough, 32, from Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, is using his all-terrain wheelchair to take part in the Great Run Solo event.

He plans to cover the distance by 22nd June – an average of 3.5km a day.

“That’s definitely a challenge for me,” he said.

“But the fact that I can make up my own routes and do it – within the month – in my own time-frame really helps.

“Spinal injury can be limiting at times, which can be frustrating; but, at the same time, this gives me even more focus and determination to make the things that I can do count.”

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