Another mountain, another thought for Amelie

My good friend Danny How (who is doing the 13 marathons in 13 months challenge with me for The CATS Foundation) send me an email the other day titled “Another mountain, another thought for Amelie”. I opened it wondering what it could be about as his normal emails rarely have a title and are usually full of training stats.

What I saw was amazing – there were pictures of a someone at the top of two mountains with a sign saying Amelie.

Amelie is there in spirit

Amelie is there in spirit

After speaking to Danny it turns out that a friend of his, Jose, has a friend called Luis who was really moved by Amelie’s story and how she is coping with Tay-Sachs. As a keen climber he now carries a sign with Amelie’s name up each mountain and takes a picture of it at the peak! As you can see in the pictures they aren’t exactly small mountains either.

At the top

At the top

Patricia and I are really touched that someone who we don’t know is thinking about our daughter and doing something quite extreme in her name. Amelie may never be able to climb a mountain, but in spirit she is there with Luis every time he gets to the peak. Thank you for doing this and thinking of her!


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    Julie January 10, 2012

    That is so beautiful & thoughtful!

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    Emma Pike January 10, 2012

    One of the few good things to come from such tragic circumstances is seeing how kind, compasionate and just so thoughtful some people can be. xxx

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    Raquel Abecassis January 10, 2012

    just perfect! how amazing! Congratulations for your action, Luis!

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    The Matthews :) February 15, 2012

    Incredibly touching xxx

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