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Ade Osoba

Ade Osoba 100 mile Cycle Challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Prudential Ride London 100 mile Cycle Challenge [/b][/p][p]Hi, Thanks for visiting my page. About 4 years ago I was sitting at home when out of the blue I started to hear a high pitched ringing in my right ear. I thought nothing of it as had this before. Usually after a loud concert. However, it got louder and louder and began to fill my whole head. I couldn't sleep that night, nor the next and was absolutely exhausted. [/p][p]On going to my GP I was told that it was "tinnitus" and that it would probably go away. However, the ringing then started in the left ear. It was even louder, higher pitched and the sounds became distorted. I was referred for a brain scan and they found that I had scarring on my brain. They had no idea why my brain was distorting and producing these sounds.[/p][p]I can only liken the sound to the high pitched squealing that you occasionally hear coming from the trains on the Underground. Only for me it is 24/7. I find it near impossible to hear in busy environments as all the sounds merge and mingle. In a quiet environment my brain will fill the space with a whole range of noises and weird sounds. Days can be torturous and nights can be hell. [/p][p]Simples pleasures like reading a book in the garden are no longer part of my world. I was so lucky to be surrounded by greats friends and family. I enjoy coaching rugby and everyone, coaches and parents, have been fantastic. My colleagues at work have also been great and cheer me up no end.[/p][p]There is no cure for it but the British Tinnitus Association is working hard to fund research and to provide much needed support. They were of great help to me at a very low time in my life. [/p][p]They provide support to many people and need your help. I am going to do the Prudential 100miles cycle ride. I am the "MAMIL!!" Middle Aged Man In Lycra". [/p][p]Please give even a small donation to this wonderful charity. This is a hidden condition that affects millions of people.[/p][p]I was so lucky to be surrounded by great friends and family. I really appreciate all your support and thank you on behalf of The British Tinnitus Association.[/p]

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Supporters

Jun 10, 2019

Chris Suckling

Just keep going!!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 5, 2019

Ruby and Ken

Good luck

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 30, 2019

Anonymous

Good luck!!

£30.00

May 28, 2019

Ann Davies

Well done Ade. thank you for you for bringing attention to this unseen chronic disability

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 24, 2019

Rosemary and Ian

Good luck with your cycle.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 22, 2019

Anonymous

Good luck!

May 21, 2019

Sally

Good luck. Great cause.

May 17, 2019

Slick Nick

Well done Ade - you always did like a challenge!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 15, 2019

Bernie R

I don't know how you always manage to show your best self whilst enduring such a challenging condition, but you do. Good luck with the bike ride, I hope you enjoy it. Ali the very best Ade, Bernie x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 15, 2019

James

Good luck Ade!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid