Going for gold

A young superhero from Shropshire has been chosen to partner two Paralympic gold medallists at the 2019 Superhero series.
Tom McIntyre will be taking part in the Superhero Tri with Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe, the team who won gold in the visually-impaired slalom at the 2018’s Winter Paralympics in South Korea.
Tom, who is seven years old and lives in Bourton, was born with a rare condition called Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency (PFFD) which means that his right femur did not grow correctly and at the age of one he had his foot and ankle amputated to enable him to have a prosthetic fitted.
Tom says, “I’m very excited to be running on a team again.
“The Superhero Series is one of my favourite things to do and I love going. I’m a bit nervous about being interviewed for the television, but I remember being filmed last year and I loved it because I got to meet Jonnie Peacock for a second time.”
This year Tom is raising money for the SaTH End of Life Care Swan Fund and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH).
To donate to SaTH’s End of Life Care Swan Fund visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Caroline-McIntyre6.
To donate to RJAH visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Caroline-McIntyre5.
  • Published on 22nd August 2019

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