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Car crash survivor scales Mount Snowdon for brain injury charity

By Somerset Standard  |  Posted: September 22, 2012

HIGH EXPECTATIONS: Eddie Tymoshyshyn (left) and his friend Zach Ogunyemi reach the top of Mount Snowdon

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A 20-year-old Frome man who survived a horrific car crash has successfully scaled Snowdon and raised £1,202 for a brain injury charity.

Edward Tymoshyshyn, of Newland Gardens, was a passenger in a car that overturned in Cranmore in December 2011.

He suffered a severe brain injury in the accident losing the front half of his skull.

Eddie spent three weeks in intensive care at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. His parents were told that if he survived the trauma he would be severely disabled. But miraculously the young man began to show signs of recovery and only nine months after the accident decided to tackle the ascent with his two best friends, Zach and Pete and two-year-old Staffie cross Labrador, Charlie.

The climb took place at the weekend and was successfully completed although Eddie's mother Jo said he was now extremely tired.

She said: "He really enjoyed doing it and was thrilled to have achieved what he set out to do and raise money for the charity. I found it nerve raking of course but he did it and I am extremely proud of him."

Eddie is now contemplating his next challenge, to climb the Three Peaks.

Anyone who would like to support Eddie and give money to the Headway Bristol Brain Injury Association who supported Eddie and his family during his recovery go to www.justgiving.com/Eddie-Tymo.

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