What would you do if you were told you had terminal cancer and had just months to live? When Mr Ian Toothill was told that devastating news by doctors, he decided to climb Mount Everest. The personal trainer is clearly a determined man for on 5 June 2017 he achieved just that and in the process raised around £31,500 for cancer charity Macmillan. And it seems he was prepared to do anything to secure donations, even planting the flag of Sheffield United, the local rivals of his favourite team Sheffield Wednesday, on the summit after a friend donated £1,000. The 47 year old tweeted “Nothing to see here, just some cancer dude [Sheffield Wednesday] fan on the summit of Everest with a @SUFC_tweets flag.” Not bad going when you consider Mr Toothill was first diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2015. Despite being told told he had “just several months left to live” he was “determined to prove anything is possible.” Job done and then some.
June 25, 2017