Aaron Hussain talks about his Bring it on Joy

29 Nov

What is your name and why did you enter the Bring it on awards?

My name is Aaron Hussain I am 26 and from Torbay in Devon.

I entered the comp in hope to win a bursary (but never thought I actually would!!!) to help fund a trek up to Uhuru Peak (5785m), Kilimanjaro, to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis and its sufferers. My Mother has suffered with the illness since I was 4, nearly 23 years, and I wanted to bring to light the emotional turmoil sufferers and their family’s deal with on a daily basis and to just make more people aware of the illness.

How has the bursary helped you with your passion since the awards?

Well where do I start!!! First was the purchase of some much needed equipment and training aids such as a new Berghaus pack and new sticks… it has paid for a trip to Scaffell Pike in the Lake District in January 2011 to carry out a week’s training and to summit of course, and has helped with a six month membership to my local pool where I can train no matter what the weather. The cost of the trek is £2000 which thanks to BIOB was easily met… and the fact that I didn’t have to worry about that meant I have been able to concentrate on raising even more funds with the help of Bridgwater College!!!!

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to summit Kilimanjaro in April 2011, after that will be a busy year for me , I have just completed a National Diploma in Animal Care and Management at Paignton Zoo with Bridgwater College and plan to go to university next year to get my Degree in Zoology, who knows you may see me on T.V one day chasing exotic animals !!! Lol

What advice would you give to other people out there with passions who may be struggling to achieve them?

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” don’t be beaten… the world is your oyster, if you believe you can do it, then trust me YOU CAN !!!

T.E Lawrence once said

“All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity;

but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.”

If people want to find out more about your passion where should they go?

Visit my Facebook Page and add me, all details regarding the trek will be added to my Facebook page, there will also be a website constructed soon. Details will be posted on my Facebook page which is :-

http://www.facebook.com/aaron.hussain1

Any final thoughts on how you have found the whole experience?

Totally overwhelming, I never thought I was in for a chance.. but thanks to you guys at BIOB and to all the people involved with the voting and so on .. what was once a dream has now become a reality.. I get the chance to “BRING IT ON “… and to raise awareness for millions of sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis and their families.

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