Michelle Brookes


The Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Support Group
We help people affected by Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP), their families and carers by the provision of support, information and advice. We can provide grants to help members with the purchase of mobility aids and provide funding for research into this very rare condition.
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Michelle Brookes walk1000miles

Michelle Brookes

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In 2016 both my husband (Neil) and Son (Finnegan) were diagnosed with a rare neuroligical condition called HSP (Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia).  It affects the nerves sending signals from the brain to limbs causing muscle spasms, cramps and worst case can lead to paralysis.  Unfortunately mother nature has pulled rank and there is currently no cure for the condition.  Therapies and medication can help ease symptoms but it's different to each person how and when symptoms present - there isn't a one size fits all solution. 

The condition isn't very well known, especially in the UK and in many cases is mis-diagnosed.  The hereditary spastic paraplegia support group help people affected by HSP and their families with support, information and advice.  They provide grants to help members with the purchase of mobility aids and providing funding for research into this very rare condition.

To raise awareness of the condition and raise funds for the HSP support group I will be walking 1000 miles in 2017.  This will be "boots on" out for a walk walking and not just totting up my every day steps.  I will be tracking my progress and donating myself 50p for every mile I complete.

The challenge will be over the next 12 months and I'm asking that between now and the end of the year if you could please make a donation - you can keep track of my progress on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MBwalking/ and instagram @mbwalking1000 #mbwalking1000



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03.09.17 This sounds like an awesome project, wish you all the best with it. Simon, Jade and Harper x

01.09.17 Love to all of you

25.08.17 Well done on getting so far! Keep going, from everyone at IWM North

24.08.17 Keep going!

23.08.17 Happy birthday Michelle !! Keep on walking, an amazing achievement so far xx


05.08.17 Good Luck Michelle, you're doing an amazing job for your family. Keep in touch. Lizzy P xxxx

30.07.17 Well done Michelle. Keep up the good work. Best wishes from Carolyn and Geoff xxx

22.07.17 Come on, get the miles in!!!

21.07.17 much love Nana xx



08.06.17 lots of love Nana xxx

24.05.17 Keep on going! Xxx

13.05.17 Keep going!

30.04.17 Lots of love x

29.04.17 Thinking of you all the time . Much love to all of you . Nana xxx

28.04.17 What an impressive thing to do. So sorry to hear about this affecting your family, but so encouraged by this amazing response.

28.04.17 Good stuff! I'm an old rugby friend of Neil's. Much love to you all!

21.04.17 Keep it up xxx


07.04.17 Good luck, ( Jude) Trevor Sorbie xxx

29.03.17 Good Luck Michelle, hope you keep you feet dry, and make it.

26.03.17 Good luck Michelle, you can do it x

24.03.17 Keep going Michelle, such a great cause. All the best Tennants x


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