Friday, September 24, 2021

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Amanda Johnston has an amazing attitude.

She has been on a health, strength and fitness journey following the death of her mother Jane, when she became her sister Winnie’s guardian.

Eight and a half stone lighter, now she is climbing mountains.

Check out her story on my Youtube channel here:

Amanda Johnston is climbing Carrauntoohil on Saturday, September 25th in memory of her mum Jane Thompson.

You can make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society on 'Amanda's Memory Hike Up Ireland's Highest Mountain' Just Giving Page: MEMORY HIKE FOR MUM

"My mum fought a long battle with Dementia and is missed everyday by all her 7 girls.

Mum was unique... funny, kind, generous but also painfully truthful.

She had a saying.... I dont mean to offend you guessed it everything after the but offended and hurt. Id happily hear some of her sayings today though.

Mum used to ring me and say... she couldn't sleep as she was worried about the size of my thighs 🤣.I was a big girl. My reply always was. You are daft me and my big thighs were fast asleep!

Shortly after she died nearly 7 years ago. I decided to change my lifestyle as I was hurtling towards fair, fat and forty!

I was also now in black & white my sisters legal guardian, so owed it to her to be healthy & happy and around as long as possible.

Long story short. I'm now 8.7 stones lighter. I weightlift daily before work and now taking on this HUGE challenge

I dont love heights and this will be by far the biggest mountain I've climbed.

I am doing it with a social enterprise guided hike company too, Peak Health & Mind so I am in safe hands.

Please donate if you can. Thank you"

The Alzheimer’s Society is transforming the landscape of dementia forever.

Until the day we find a cure, we will create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.


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