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Hi I'm Caeden Thomson, I'm 6 with CP and I'm going to walk up BEN NEVIS!

caedenthomson2020caedenthomson2020 Member Posts: 12 Connected

 Hi I am a 6 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy,

My mum is typing, because she can type faster than me! :) lol!

I was born 12 weeks premature and had a lot of problems. I was in and out of the hospital a lot. In my life, I have been really lucky to have had as much help and support I have had - that I now want to give back. I am raising £8,000 to give to local physiotherapy, children's services, my local hospital, and of course SCOPE.

So to raise the money I told my mum and dad, that I want to challenge myself to walk up the highest mountain in the British isles - BEN NEVIS. We are doing it- this May.  

I have been in a session of serial casting before I have Botox at the end of the month - which I am really looking forward to. I am training as much as possible, as I would usually use my walking frame - but I am determined not to use it, to make sure I go all the way up to the top of the Nev and back down again:)

Please take a look at my YouTube channel and JustGiving pages, where you can like, share, subscribe and donate.

Simply just sharing to your family and friends will help me achieve my goal to give back.

I have visited and been on our local radio, I have been in papers - and next week the BBC are coming out to film me too! You can google my name and see lots about me! :)

Please do have a look at my pages.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGKmQFdPY44e9egjzW7Nra

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/caeden-thomson2020

Thank you so much.

Caeden x

Replies

  • Parkrun100Parkrun100 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    good for you this is amazing and will inspire others good luck and keep up the good work, you sound so positive I wish I was more like you. the only thing I have done is race for life (cancer race). 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,595 Scope community team
    Hi @caedenthomson2020 and Caeden's mum!
    A very warm welcome to the online community. What an amazing challenge you are undertaking and thank you for promising to make a donation to Scope. Maybe you would like to talk with our media team?

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

    Want to tell us about your experience on the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 
  • caedenthomson2020caedenthomson2020 Member Posts: 12 Connected

    Thank you so much :) Please pass on my journey info...

    A race for life is a huge thing too, well done to you - and you keep it up too! :)

  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 171 Pioneering
    Wow! You go, Caedan :)  I cant see your you tube link but I saw some picture of you on your other link and you definitely have the look of a  mountain climber to me!

    Keep training hard and amazing things will happen!  Super hero :)
  • caedenthomson2020caedenthomson2020 Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Hi @caedenthomson2020 and Caeden's mum!
    A very warm welcome to the online community. What an amazing challenge you are undertaking and thank you for promising to make a donation to Scope. Maybe you would like to talk with our media team?


    Hi,

    Clearly - I am new to the site and didn't know how to reply! lol!

    Yes I would love to - I've tried calling them - but no answer - I am able to take a telephone all today or tomorrow - I want to get something in place really before the BBC come out...


  • caedenthomson2020caedenthomson2020 Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Hi I am a 6 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy,

    My mum is typing, because she can type faster than me! lol!

    I was born 12 weeks premature and had a lot of problems. I was in and out of the hospital a lot. In my life, I have been really lucky to have had as much help and support I have had - that I now want to give back. I am raising £8,000 to give to local physiotherapy, children's services, my local hospital, and of course SCOPE.

    So to raise the money I told my mum and dad, that I want to challenge myself to walk up the highest mountain in the British isles - BEN NEVIS. We are doing it- this May.  

    I have been in a session of serial casting before I have Botox at the end of the month - which I am really looking forward to. I am training as much as possible, as I would usually use my walking frame - but I am determined not to use it, to make sure I go all the way up to the top of the Nev and back down again:)

    Please take a look at my YouTube channel and JustGiving pages, where you can like, share, subscribe and donate.

    Simply just sharing to your family and friends will help me achieve my goal to give back.

    I have visited and been on our local radio, I have been in papers - and next week the BBC are coming out to film me too! You can google my name and see lots about me!

    Please do have a look at my pages.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGKmQFdPY44e9egjzW7Nra

    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/caeden-thomson2020

    Thank you so much.

    Caeden x


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGKmQFdPY44e9egjzW7NrA - Please see this youtube link
  • caedenthomson2020caedenthomson2020 Member Posts: 12 Connected
    anisty said:
    Wow! You go, Caedan :)  I cant see your you tube link but I saw some picture of you on your other link and you definitely have the look of a  mountain climber to me!

    Keep training hard and amazing things will happen!  Super hero :)


    Thank you for your kind words! :)

    Please see this link - some reason that link didn't work...

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGKmQFdPY44e9egjzW7NrA

  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    Well done you! How marvellous.
    I wish you great success.
    Pollsx
  • caedenthomson2020caedenthomson2020 Member Posts: 12 Connected

     Hi I am a 6 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy,

    My mum is typing, because she can type faster than me! :) lol!

    I was born 12 weeks premature and had a lot of problems. I was in and out of the hospital a lot. In my life, I have been really lucky to have had as much help and support I have had - that I now want to give back. I am raising £8,000 to give to local physiotherapy, children's services, my local hospital, and of course SCOPE.

    So to raise the money I told my mum and dad, that I want to challenge myself to walk up the highest mountain in the British isles - BEN NEVIS. We are doing it- this May.  

    I have been in a session of serial casting before I have Botox at the end of the month - which I am really looking forward to. I am training as much as possible, as I would usually use my walking frame - but I am determined not to use it, to make sure I go all the way up to the top of the Nev and back down again:)

    Please take a look at my YouTube channel and JustGiving pages, where you can like, share, subscribe and donate.

    Simply just sharing to your family and friends will help me achieve my goal to give back.

    I have visited and been on our local radio, I have been in papers - and next week the BBC are coming out to film me too! You can google my name and see lots about me! :)

    Please do have a look at my pages.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGKmQFdPY44e9egjzW7Nra

    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/caeden-thomson2020

    Thank you so much.

    Caeden x

    This is correct YouTube link...

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGKmQFdPY44e9egjzW7NrA

  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,595 Scope community team
    Hi @caedenthomson2020, I have passed on your email address to our press team. :) 
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

    Want to tell us about your experience on the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Community champion Posts: 704 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @caedenthomson2020 and Caedens’s Mum.I’m Emma, one of the Community Champions who are here to help and advise. That sounds amazing. What a challenge. I have CP myself, best of luck with it all. We’re all behind you. 

    If you need anything or have any questions please let any one of us know and we’ll assist you and/ or pass you onto The Scope Team.
  • caedenthomson2020caedenthomson2020 Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Well done you! How marvellous.
    I wish you great success.
    Pollsx

    Thank you! Please do check out my JustGiving and YouTube pages :)
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,134 Pioneering
    Hi @Cadenthomson2020
                                             Welcome to the community and thank you for joining us (Hi to Mum too). Top man- what an inspirational young man you are. Wishing you every success for your climb up Ben Nevis. I have watched a video from your YouTube channel and had a look at your Justgiving page, what a remarkable and determined person you are, Go Caeden! Please do keep us updated with how things go. Best of luck with Botox. Thank you for sharing your story with us.  
  • caedenthomson2020caedenthomson2020 Member Posts: 12 Connected
    So i thought I could just give you all an update, I'm 2 week's into serial casting, I had my first one off this morning, was cast for a new set of day and night splints and had another cast on for the next 2 week's. 
    I'm hurting a lot, the stretch is so big for me,but hopefully it will all be worth it really soon. 
    I'm now on Instagram @caedenthomson
    #bringonthenev... trying to get my hashtag out there! 😎
    Don't forget you can subscribe to my YouTube channel where I post videos of my journey.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGKmQFdPY44e9egjzW7NrA

    I hope you are all keeping well!
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