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25 Aug 2015

World first! Rob Camm completes Tough Mudder in a powered wheelchair

Absolutely over the moon for Rob Camm, the first tetraplegic in the world to take on a Tough Mudder in a powered wheelchair. And we're honoured that he's raised over £5,000 for us in the process.

Rob's paralysed as a result of a car accident, but him and his team took on the Cirencester Tough Mudder on 23 August in his all-terrain wheelchair.

He completed a 12-mile challenge on his wheelchair controlled by his chin. "I wanted to do a Tough Mudder before the accident," he said. "I’ve got a wheelchair that’s capable of doing it, so I thought “why not?” It’s a wheelchair set on top of a quad bike and I’ve not found anything that can stop it, yet."

We supported Rob in intensive care with an eye-controlled computer after his accident. He was able to explore the internet, connect with his friends, play games and adjust to his new situation (watch the video at http://bit.ly/1LNqa1k).

You can continue to donate to Rob by texting ROBC93 £3 (or £5 or £10) to 70070, or at his JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/rob-camm

Rob Camm and team Special Effect take on Hero Carry as part of their epic journey round Tough Mudder South West this weekend #overcomeallobstacles #neverseenthatbefore

Posted by Tough Mudder UK on Monday, 24 August 2015
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