Hi all,..as some will know from my picture I am ex British Army. I served for most of my adult life in the Scots Guards, from Guarding the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, St James Palace, The Tower of London & Windsor and Trooping the Colour..to Operations in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Middle East and all over the world I have been active and supremely fit..and I don't need to tell anyone on here how much our lives have changed..and it will come as no surprise that I haven't handled it very well. However, the short time I have been on this forum and having read and took part in some threads and discussions it has gave me immense strength and courage to carry on which is down to everyone on here...Also with the support and help from my darling wife and kids I am starting to see a brighter future. So I have made the decision to do the CAMINO FRANCES COMPOSTELA di SANTIAGO which is a 500 mile walk from France to Northern Spain and should take me anywhere between 30 and 40 days to complete depending on how I feel on any given day. I am doing this in celebration of RD/RA and to prove it won't beat me or us it can try all it wants..and my charity's will be Arthritis UK and NRAS...I am not doing this untill 2015 as I will need to prepare ' a lot' this for me is something for myself and my own state of mind as much as it is for Arthritis and RD and any other Auto Immune condition :)..I want to beat this and my way of doing it is this and also to raise a lot of money for the fight against it. I will be setting up a Just Giving Page where all donations will be made and kept online untill the event is passed. I hope to gain the support of most on here and hope you will all be with me in mind and spirit. Here is a link for the walk if you want a wee look santiago-compostela.net thanks for reading this xxx
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