If there is one silver lining from my sight loss, it is that it has given me the extra impetus to actually pursue my dreams, not merely think about them. To that end, I undertook a number of endeavours including 18 marathons, climbing the highest mountain in Europe and even setting a world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.
A lot of people told me it couldn't be done, but when asked if I'd travel across Antarctica by bike, ski and kite to reach the South Pole for Sport Relief, I knew it was a chance I couldn't turn down. Now, 500 miles and 18 days later, here I am, standing at the bottom of the world at the southern most point with a massive smile on my face. I keep grinning because I can't really believe I'm here, I'd pinch myself if my heavily padded mittens permitted it!