Thomas White accomplished the 10km stroll in two hours and one minute.
Two years in the past Thomas White was informed by docs he would by no means stroll once more.
They had been improper. Not solely is Thomas now strolling once more, however on Sunday he spent two hours strolling 10km to lift funds for a neighborhood charity.
Thomas took half within the Nexan Enjoyable Run/Stroll as a approach to increase funds for native charity Crew HOPE.
He had help each step of the best way together with his mom Marie and members of Crew HOPE strolling beside him.
With the ability to assist fundraise for Crew HOPE was a key motivator for Thomas, as he and his household have been on the receiving finish of their help over the previous 24 months.
Two years in the past he was concerned in a automotive crash. Not solely did the accident depart him with extreme mind harm but it surely additionally precipitated the dying of his older brother Daniel.
Daniel was on the entrance of Thomas’ ideas on Sunday, and as he crossed the end line, he held his left arm out in entrance of his physique.
“I wished Daniel to cross the road earlier than me,” he says, explaining his arm has a tattoo of Daniel’s title as a tribute to the brother he misses each day.
Thomas says finishing the stroll was an essential aim in his restoration.
“I am very happy with myself for finishing the stroll.”
Thomas’ dad and mom Marie and Matt say they’re additionally happy with his efforts.
“It is completely phenomenal. We’re so happy with him,” Marie says.
Crew HOPE chairwoman Julie Erwood says Thomas is “inspirational”.
“There aren’t many individuals who’ve achieved what he has.”
Thomas has already raised $1100 for the charity.
“I am actually happy with the quantity. It is nice to have raised a lot cash for an excellent trigger,” he says.
Thomas shall be presenting Crew HOPE with the donation at their annual golf event on November 14.