23 Jun Halo Support Athlete on the Road to the World Transplant Games
Halo has been supporting multi-talented athlete Simon Perkin in his preparations to compete in four events at the 2017 World Transplant Games.
Simon will represent Team GB in golf as well as running the 5K, 1500m and 800m at the Games, which take place in Malaga between 25th June – 2nd July and involve 2,000 competitors from 70 nations.
All athletes taking part at the Games will have received an organ or stem cell transplant, and have funded their own expenses to compete. Simon, who lives in Warwick, was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1991 and after years of treatment and deteriorating health received two bone marrow transplants during 2012.
On hearing of his determination to take part at the Games , Halo had no hesitation in lending its support and has been providing sponsorship through physiotherapy and sports massage sessions to help Simon achieve his dream of bringing back a medal for Team GB.
Simon has been working closely with Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist Ruth Voisey and Principal Physiotherapist Rachael Adams at Halo in the lead up to the 2017 World Transplant Games.
Simon commented: “I know Michelle at Halo through her involvement with the Anthony Nolan Register, which matches donors to patients with blood cancer or a blood disorder and who need a lifesaving stem cell transplant, and was delighted with her offer of support.
“Since receiving treatment at Halo I feel in great shape, have been running PB’s and can’t wait to get going in Malaga!”
Rachael Adams of Halo said: “It’s great to have been able to help and support Simon with his preparations for this year’s World Transplant Games. All of the team here at Halo wish him every success and look forward to seeing him compete and hopefully bringing home that medal he so richly deserves.
Michelle Henry of Halo added: ” We know Simon’s extremely motivated to use his own experiences and achievements to encourage people to sign up as stem cell and organ donors, and help save the lives of others, so as well as supporting Simon personally we’re also very proud to help him raise awareness of both the Anthony Nolan Register and NHS Organ Donor Register.”
Find out more about the 2017 World Transplant Games here
Photograph (L-to-R): Ruth Voisey, Simon Perkin and Rachael Adams