Emotional abseil for brave Nicola

BOUNCE Nicola Muir during her abseil (112889-198)
BOUNCE Nicola Muir during her abseil (112889-198)
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WHEN Nicola Muir reached the bottom of the Spinnaker Tower, she burst into tears.

For the 22-year-old has been through a challenging ordeal.

Two years ago she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome – a rare, serious disease of the peripheral nervous system which left her paralysed.

But yesterday, she bravely abseiled down the tower in a bid to raise some money and raise awareness of the Guillain-Barre Syndrome group.

‘I feel emotional,’ said Nicola, from Heaton Road in Gosport.

‘It was brilliant, just absolutely brilliant. It was much better than I expected. It was really great.

‘There were so many people cheering me on, so many friends and family.’

Nicola has raised around £600 for the charity.

Although she can walk again now, she still suffers from weakness.

‘I can’t do any running or anything because I’m still very weak,’ she added.

‘I figured this was a brilliant way to raise some money for the disease.

‘It’s been amazing. When it came to stepping off that ledge I thought “what am I doing?”.

‘It became very real. It was scarier than I thought but also more enjoyable.’