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Scientist with Multiple Sclerosis to walk charity mile for Chilterns MS Centre

















































Paul Hales

A scientist with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is preparing to don a nurse’s uniform while he attempts a charity walk in Marlow to celebrate 30 years of the Chilterns MS Centre.

Paul Hales intends to walk a mile circuit of the town on his crutches, starting in Higginson Park on Tuesday at 11am, before heading up to the High Street.
To finish off, he plans to take a pit-stop in The Coach, Tom Kerridge’s restaurant in West Street.

And, although he will have a support team with a wheelchair accompanying him, Mr Hales is determined to complete as much of the route as possible on his own two feet.

Speaking about his gruelling challenge, which he admitted to finding more difficult than he had anticipated, he said: “I’m finding that walking a mile is an absolute nightmare.

“At first I figured ‘I can do this’, but I’m now discovering that walking a mile is a really tough thing for me – even though I’ve had a month and a half to train for it.”

The 41-year-old from Stokenchurch was diagnosed in 2001 after his symptoms, which had started in 1998, had been misdiagnosed as a slipped disc in his neck.
After gaining his masters in immunology from Imperial College, London, he had planned to study for a PhD, but his diagnosis prompted him to put his health first and re-evaluate his plans.

But smaller lifestyle points have also been affected by the disease.

Speaking about living with the condition, he said: “I’ve never been particularly sporty and that’s one of the things you regret because you just think why didn’t I do more while I still could?

“But one of the other things I’ve noticed is that I used to go to various music concerts and that’s gone by the wayside now.”

The walk is being held to coincide with the Chiltern MS Centre’s 30th anniversary, which has been holding a month of fundraising and awareness events to celebrate the milestone.

The centre provides services and therapies for people with the disease, regularly caring for about 300 patients each week.

Mr Hales, is a regular visitor to the centre and praised the ‘tremendous’ work of the staff, particularly the help they give to the families of patients, and added that he had ‘jumped, or rather stumbled’ at the opportunity.

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