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To Fulfill Late Wife’s Bucket List, Husband To Trek The Himalayas

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 A UK citizen Steve is soon going to trek into Bhutan across the Himalayas with the aim to raise funds for Alzheimer's Research UK. But there is more to the story. Steve Boryszczuk at 51 has embarked on a journey to fulfill his late wife’s bucket list of traveling and scaling mountains.

Steve and Michelle celebrating Christmas

It was love at first sight when Steve fell for Michelle, whom he married at 18 became a father of two. The pair planned travel the world after their kids grew up. Michelle would make detailed plans of their future adventure. But little did she know that she would not live after been diagnosed with Alzheimer in 2013 at the age of 38. She died from dementia as one of the youngest people in the country to have the condition.

Steve on the Inca trail

Ever since she left the world, to grant her wish Steve has been travelling around and ticking off her bucket list. As far now, he has travelled to China, Peru and even the tallest volcano in Costa Rica. He has taken on to the  Great Wall of China, the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the Inca Trail in Peru, walked all 16 London Bridges, the Isle of Wight’s 65-mile coastal path, Hadrian’s Wall, Costa Rica coast to coast, including climbing the country’s highest volcano. And now he finally will be ticking off the last destination by walking in Bhutan.

Steve on the Inca trail

From 20th October, he and his friend Tony Butler, will trek 100km over 10 days and will reach heights of 13,000ft.Talking about it, he said, “Michelle worked in a home for disadvantaged children, she loved acting, painting, gardening and walking and she was an incredible mum to our two sons. When I first saw her, I just knew she was the one for me, it was love at first sight. I miss her every day, and I just hope my fundraising for Alzheimer’s Research UK can help us get one step closer to finding a cure so no one has to go through what we went through as a family.”


Source:  Grimsby Telegraph