MOTIONrehab’s truly inspirational client, Jason Liversidge, was asked by Hornsea Rotary Club to open their annual One Third Marathon on Sunday 8th April 2018. The 42-year-old dad of two not only opened the event, he also decided to take part. Jason, who lost the ability to move after being diagnosed with the muscle wasting disease (MND – Motor Neurone Disease) in 2013, took part in his wheelchair to raise money for Marie Curie.
The self-confessed adrenaline junkie has not let his condition get in the way of his passion for excitement and raising money for charity. He has also climbed Mount Snowden, abseiled off the Humber Bridge as well as taking on the longest zip line in Europe.
Jason says: “The winter time has been tough with operations and hospital visits. Being asked to open the marathon was a little surprising but as we work closely with Marie Curie and my late father was a Rotarian it seemed a great way to start the year’s challenges and not just open it but get stuck in and give it a go, with the very nurses that care for me.”
Jason’s wife Liz says: “Hornsea Rotary Club got in touch saying they were looking for a local hero to start the marathon so Jason says everyone else must have been busy. The Rotary Club donate the entry fees to Marie Curie so we were really keen to help, as Jason couldn’t have managed without the help of Marie Curie’s nurses.”
MOTIONrehab are extremely proud of Jason and his family and we will continue to update you with his escapades! If you would like to make a donation to Marie Curie click here: Donate to Marie Curie
For more information on Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and how MOTIONrehab can help, please click on the
link: Motor Neurone Disease or alternatively call our Client Services Team on 0800 8600 138 or email: [email protected]
To read the full story on Jason’s marathon click here: Hull Daily Mail
For updates on Jason and what he is up to next, please click the link to: Jason’s website