Aaron beats the Spartan race for little Iyla

With 30 obstacles through woodland, lakes and across steep hills, Suffolk’s 25km Spartan race is recognised as being one of the hardest race events in the UK.

But that didn’t stop Student Paramedic Aaron from taking it on last Sunday (27th September) as he battled the course, known locally as ‘the beast’, to raise money for a very special reason.

“I definitely wasn’t doing it for ‘fun’”, says Aaron. “I wanted to raise money for Call Handler Team Leader, Matt, and his daughter Iyla.”

“Iyla was diagnosed with a condition known as Wolf Hirschorn Syndrome which has had many effects on Iyla’s life including frequent seizures, infections, partial hearing loss and delayed development. Iyla is coming up for her 2nd birthday, despite doctors never expecting her to make it past six-months-old. Her parents Matt and Chloe have kept strong and remain an inspiration to me in how well they have fought every obstacle on Iyla’s behalf.

“I have been raising money as Matt and Chloe are looking to purchase new sensory items to help with Iyla’s development and to make every day living easier, so I am asking all of our EEAST colleagues for donations of any amount to help the cause.”

Aaron managed to complete the race, at Ashburnham in east Suffolk, in just four and a half hours – well done Aaron!

If you would like to make a donation to Aaron’s cause, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/ahspartanrace


Published 1st October, 2015

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