A Marathon Step After Sight Loss

Apr 30, 2018, 04:44 PM

Mathew Rowcliffe is a young man that in 2015 was diagnosed with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a rare condition that caused the loss of his central vision.

After noticing that he was struggling to read a menu on the day celebrating his graduation, Mathew’s sight quickly deteriorated.

Not giving up, Mathew continued to pursue success in his work as well as in his health.

After a year of preparation, Mathew and his brother Huw ran in the London Marathon 2018 to help raise money for RNIB, but also to raise awareness.

Mathew spoke to RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley.

If you would like to change the life of people living with sight loss and take part in next year’s marathon visit: www.rnib.org.uk/londonmarathon

You can also double your chances by entering the Public Ballot and pick RNIB as your chosen charity: http://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/ The Public Ballot will be open until Friday 4th May 2018.