Eastleigh,Hampshire – Michelle Barfoot, 42 tragically lost her husband Tim in a motorcycle accident. The mother now wants to honour the memory of her late husband and has announced that she intends to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
She will be raising funds for Caudwell Children who provided therapies and treatments for her son Harry who has autism, when he was 3-years-old.
Michelle is a full-time carer to Harry, now 9 and has never forgotten the impact that Caudwell Children’s support had on Harry. The article on the Caudwell Children website says that she believes the money she raises will help other children like Harry and will be a lasting legacy to Tim.
“The treatment that Caudwell Children funded has had a profound effect on Harry. He’s been transformed from a child who struggled to understand, to one that is extremely receptive. He’s now able to read, write, and distinguish colours and shapes. The thought that, through my fundraising efforts, Tim’s death could have a positive effect on the lives of disabled children, gives me hope for the future.”
Michelle goes on to say that she is confident that Tim would have supported her attempts to raise money for Caudwell Children.
“He quickly understood Harry’s autistic condition and he embraced the challenges of bringing up a child with ASD. He was set to adopt Harry, so I know that he would have been extremely proud of what I’m doing and the fact that my efforts will raise awareness of the condition. By improving the lives of disabled children Tim’s memory will live on.”
To sponsor Michelle visit her Just Giving page here.
The full article on the Caudwell Children website can be read here