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Woman Climbs Snowdon Dressed As Elsa For Friend With Terminal Cancer

Woman Climbs Snowdon Dressed As Elsa For Friend With Terminal Cancer

A woman has climbed the highest mountain in Wales dressed as Frozen's Elsa in a bid to raise vital funds for her terminally ill friend.

Danielle Barrett hiked up Snowdon Mountain on 8th June in aid of her pal Rob Metcalfe, who was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma cancer in October.

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The rare form of cancer develops in the soft tissue around joints and tendons. It can occur anywhere throughout the body but often near the knee and is commonly associated with young adults.

Credit: Danielle Barrett / CONTENTbible
Credit: Danielle Barrett / CONTENTbible

The "inspiring" 30-year-old was told by medics in March that the cancer was terminal and was given up to 12 months to live depending on how his body's responded to treatment.

Danielle explained that Rob's cancer was originally diagnosed as a "cyst" and later a "benign tumour" after a scan showed an unknown object following surgery for a collapsed lung.

Credit: ITV2
Credit: ITV2
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It was only 10 months after his health issues began in January that he was eventually diagnosed with the rare form of cancer and now he wants to raise awareness for "it's not a cyst!".

Following the diagnosis, Danielle, who admitted she hadn't been "hiking long", came up with the idea to climb one of the UK's highest peaks dressed as the Disney princess in an effort to raise money for him to make lasting memories with his two-year-old son.

Credit: Danielle Walker /CONTENTbible
Credit: Danielle Walker /CONTENTbible

Danielle explained on her GoFundMe page that Rob has "has a bucket list to make lasting memories for his family especially his for his son to look back on and remember and see his dad's personal attributes".

Some of the things on his bucket list include; renewing his wedding vows and a family camping trip.

Speaking of the hike, Danielle said that her pal worked for a climbing company and loves the outdoors so the physical challenge to climb Snowdon's Horseshoe hike seemed apt.

She wrote one the fundraising page: "I've not been hiking long, wing it and just push myself and as you're not so 'usual' hiker thought I would up it to dressing as full-blown Disney's Elsa, wand and crown for this cause."

Danielle successfully climbed the feat 10 days ago clad in an Elsa worthy blue gown and blonde wig but just fell short of her goal of £500, raising a fantastic £450 at the time of publication.

If you would like to donate and help Rob make lasting memories with his family click here.

Featured Image Credit: Danielle Barrett / CONTENTbible

Topics: Life, Life News, Frozen, Disney, Real Life, Health

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. She has worked for MailOnline, The Sun Online and Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ. Please contact her on itslisamc@gmail.com.

 

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