Simon has cerebral palsy. As a result he has limited mobility, lack of muscle strength and has to exercise daily to remain supple and stretched and to be able to, for now, continue to walk. He can no longer cope with stairs and his bedroom is on the ground floor. He's managed to convert his mother, Patricia's, living room into his gym! Simon works as a security guard and below is a picture of when he finsihed 2nd in the annual David Grainger Awards. After he was made jobless, when the garage he worked at was destroyed by the 2007 floods, he overcame his disability to retrain as a security guard and it was this determination that was recognised for the award.
For everything Simon has been through he is determined to raise money for Help for Heroes and after being assessed by the Red Devils they have allowed him to jump. The instructor will need to manually lift his legs, which will be bound together, on landing to prevent any damage being done as Simon can't land without assistance as he has a lack of strength in his legs.
Simon's mother Patricia is trememndously proud of Simon and they are both very excited about his jump which is on 24th July this year. All they ask is that you can donate any small donations towards 'Help for Heroes'.
If you have been inspired by Simon's story then please donate to Help for Heroes on his bmycharity page. http://www.bmycharity.com/simongwilliams
Monday 22 February 2016A Scottish veteran whose injuries drastically deteriorated
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