Ben Ne­vis no bother af­ter Ali’s brain op

Daily Record - - NEWS - BY JOHN DING­WALL

A MAN who had life-sav­ing brain surgery has climbed Ben Ne­vis for char­ity.

Alis­tair Petrie, 34, sought med­i­cal ad­vice af­ter a loss of bal­ance caused him to fall off his bike.

An MRI scan re­vealed a brain tu­mour, but com­pli­ca­tions af­ter surgery meant he had to en­dure sev­eral lum­bar punc­tures and fol­low-up op­er­a­tions.

De­spite his or­deal, Alis­tair, from Glas­gow, climbed Ben Ne­vis last month to raise money for the Brain Tu­mour Char­ity.

He said: “I see it as a big achieve­ment for me as I was so far away from this point 18 months ago.

“I had great sup­port from my fam­ily and friends which helped me mas­sively to my road of re­cov­ery and I have ad­justed to my new nor­mal.”

CHAR­ITY Alis­tair on climb

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