Every so often we are made aware of extraordinary people that are doing incredible things, and one of the more inspiring stories we have come across recently is that of Marko Goodwin.
Marko has made a generous donation to The Stress Management Society following a recent fundraising campaign, however, that doesn’t in any way highlight the true depth of his achievement.
At the age of 23, a devastating car accident caused Marko to have a severe brain injury, meaning he has been limited to a wheelchair for most of this life. After the injury, experts believed that he would require residential care for the rest of his life however, he wasn’t willing to accept this and with grit and determination was able to live independently for many years.
Despite the severe challenges he has faced, Marko is determined to get back on his feet and use this opportunity to raise money in the process. He set the goal of walking 200 lengths on his parallel bars, 100 of which was achieved in front of an extremely emotional and supportive team. So far Marko has raised over £2000 which is being split between The Stress Management Society, the Motor Neurone Disease Association, and the cost of a canopy over his newly installed parallel bars.
Marko’s support worker said “He really is an inspiration to anyone who is lucky enough to meet him. He works so hard every day.”
Follow the link below to find out more about Marko and his fundraising.
We are incredibly grateful for all donations to The Stress Management Society. The funds we receive from brilliant people like Marko allow us to continue our mission of a happier, healthier, and more resilient world. If you would like to know more about us and our industry-leading organization and how you can get involved, please visit our site at www.stress.org.uk.