Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Absolutely over the moon for Rob Camm, the first tetraplegic in the world to take on a Tough Mudder in a powered wheelchair. And we’re honoured that he’s raised over £5,000 for us in the process.
Rob’s paralysed as a result of a car accident, but him and his team took on the Cirencester Tough Mudder on 23 August in his all-terrain wheelchair.
He completed a 12-mile challenge on his wheelchair controlled by his chin. “I wanted to do a Tough Mudder before the accident,” he said. “I’ve got a wheelchair that’s capable of doing it, so I thought “why not?” It’s a wheelchair set on top of a quad bike and I’ve not found anything that can stop it, yet.”
We supported Rob in intensive care with an eye-controlled computer after his accident. He was able to explore the internet, connect with his friends, play games and adjust to his new situation (watch the video at http://bit.ly/1LNqa1k).