Ryan Swain is trying to break a UK record on his skateboard in order to raise money and awareness for a charity called Louby’s Lifeline, and also in loving memory of his friend Laura ‘Louby’ Tierny who tragically passed away on Wednesday 29th February after a 10 month battle with a brain tumor, at the age of only 18. On May 5th, Ryan will take to the streets and go against the clock for a sponsored 52 mile challenge on his skateboard, which is the equivalent to two whole marathons, skating from his hometown of Malton to Scarborough and back in just 12 hours time.
Laura was a glamorous, courageous and talented young woman. During the last 10 months she bravely underwent extensive and grueling treatment on two aggressive brain tumors. Laura’s courage was even more remarkable because, despite all the challenges she faced, her wish was to help fund research and support others whose lives have been devastated by similar circumstances through her appeal, Louby’s Lifeline.
About Louby’s Lifeline:
At aged only 17, Louby, aka Laura Robertson Tierney, collapsed at work and was diagnosed with two brain tumours in her brain stem. Life changing surgery and radiotherapy left Louby with a long road to recovery. This bright, determined young woman put her own problems to one side, and with her family and friends’ support, set about raising funds to support Brain Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire. She tragically passed away on 29/2/12 but she will always be in peoples hearts and her legacy will continue with her charity….
Head on over to Ryan’s specially set up Facebook Event page to learn more about the fundraiser and find out how you can get involved.