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Inspirational Nick Verron reaches fundraising target and raises awareness at the Para-Tri

Nick Verron, with Heather and Eva from the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital, competed the first Para-Tri triathlon relay, where teams are comprised of able-bodied and disabled members, the first such event in the country. Nick’s campaign to raise awareness and funds for UKABIF, reached an amazing  £3000 target. Nick was also interviewed by BBC South Today before and after the event raising awareness of brain injury. He will be a guest of honour at the UKABIF Conference where we can thank him properly!

Brain Injury Survivor’s Triathlon Challenge

In 2009 Nick Verron was left for dead in an alley, stabbed through the brain in an unprovoked attack. He was 25. Weeks in a coma, months in hospital and years in hell followed, as he fought to try and regain as much mobility and normality as he could. Nick had been left with severe brain injury. He woke from the coma to being paralysed down the right side, unable to control his limbs, unable to speak or swallow, and with his sight severely damaged.  Nick cannot walk unaided but on August 9th 2015 he will take complete a 20km course on his recumbent trike as part of the Para-Tri triathlon at Dorney Lake, Windsor to raise funds for UKABIF. Please help Nick to reach his target.

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