Trevor will be Riding 100 miles to Raise Cash for Hypermobility Association
Trevor Sleeman will be riding his bicycle to raise awareness and funds for the Hypermobility Association.
Trevor will take part in a 100-mile bike ride to raise money for people with a painful medical condition after his wife was diagnosed with it.
Trevor Sleeman (pictured), 49, will take part in the Prudential 100 bike ride in London on August 2 to raise funds for the Hypermobility Association.
Mr Sleeman’s wife Tracy, 43, suffers from hypermobility syndrome, which causes painful joints and dislocations.
Tracy said: “A lot of people are hypermobile without any issue at all. It just means they can move their joints a lot further. The bits of connective tissue – ligaments and tendons – that give the body its toughness are affected.
“You can dislocate a joint and it takes your body a lot longer to get over it. We also feel fatigued because our muscles are working harder than everybody else.”
The condition can cause frequent sprains and dislocations, as well as early-onset osteoarthritis and constant joint pain.
The healthcare assistant said: “Some people have got it worse than others. I am waiting for an operation on my shoulder after dislocating it, but luckily I’ve only done it the once.”
Mrs Sleeman said the condition could be inherited and her son Gavin, 19, has dislocated his knees and hip.
The 100-mile cycle route starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in east London, and goes through Surrey before finishing on The Mall.
Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome are painful disorders. Those affected need compassionate caregivers like Trevor.
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