Man with a prosthetic leg endured severe pain, but climbed to the top to raise money for charity

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Ben Lovell lost his leg in 2017 due to a blood clot.

After the amputation of his leg, he developed depression and an anxiety disorder.

“When I lost my leg, it was hard to come to terms with the fact that it would never be. I sat and cried, praying that all this was not true, but nothing changed,” says Ben.

But then the idea of the Amp Camp charity project for amputees was born, where amputees could get a taste of life again.

Ben and his wife Laura created a camp in which various experts worked with the participants – nutritionists, physiotherapists, psychologists.

Support groups were organized where people could talk openly about their experiences.

Ben also set up social media pages where he posted videos of himself coping with the challenges of everyday life.

During the existence of the project, the couple managed to raise more than 22 thousand pounds of voluntary donations.

A month ago, Ben announced a new fundraiser – this time for children who have lost their legs or arms.

Together with a group of 10 people with disabilities, he decided to climb the highest peak in the Grampian Mountains in Scotland and in all the British Isles – Ben Nevis.

Its highest point is located at an altitude of 1345 meters.

The ascent to the mountain took more than eight hours, and the descent took about four.

As a result of the charity event, the foundation received more than 13,000 voluntary donations, which were used to organize a “dream vacation” for children with amputations and their families.

According to Ben, the climb to Ben Nevis was the most difficult in his life – despite the fact that in the 4 years after the amputation he went to the mountains more than once.

He was in pain, but he had to endure – for the sake of those whom he led, and those who were waiting for his help.

Because of the blocked artery, Ben won’t be able to stay on his feet for long. According to doctors‘ forecasts, he will have a future in a wheelchair.

But the man does not give up. He is ready to move as much as he can and conquer mountains while he has the opportunity.

“My work gives me meaning in life. I was selfish, I took everything for granted. Now I know that I can change people’s lives for the better, and I’m moving forward,” says Ben.

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