Pam’s zipping into her 80s

Pam is fundraising for our charity by doing a zip wire experience to raise funds and awareness! What an absolutely amazing fundraiser and we are so excited to hear about how Pam got on, and hear all about it .

Read Pam’s story below in her own words.

When I was first diagnosed with IPF in the summer of 2021 I was 78years of age and told I had a prognosis of 6 months to 2 years, it came as a bit if shock, especially as I was the one who looked after everyone else and being poorly was foreign to me I had always been so healthy, but, to be honest I did not feel Ill and it only came to light as I was suspected of having blood clots on the lungs after collapsing whilst out walking, and my chest scans showed PF, since then I have carried on as normal in as much as I can, no medication as yet but I am aware I am getting progressively worse.

Anyway, I decided I needed to do something to make more people aware of this illness and the consequences, and also the fact that more and more people especially younger people are now being diagnosed with PF. So here I am sat here now approaching my 80 birthday? with a booking for myself accompanied by my daughter-in-law Denise to Zip Wire down what I believe to be the longest and fastest Zip wire in the UK, 1 mile long reaching speeds of 100+miles, The Velocity 2 Zip World, over Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Snowdonia region at 10.40 Sunday the 9th July. I think I should be feeling a little anxious but no, I am so excited I can’t wait. I would have liked to do it on my 80th Birthday but as it is not until December there is no guarantee I will be fit enough.

Pam Stevens

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Pam’s zipping into her 80s

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