Last year Rachel Reed was unable to walk, sleep, sit or ride her horse without being in pain from disc and subsequent nerve problems in her neck.
In November the 40-year-old, of McGrath Close, Pocklington, underwent surgery at Hull Royal Infirmary to remove three discs from the bottom of her neck and replace them with metal cages. This was followed by six weeks of rest, recuperation and several more weeks of rehab.
Just seven months on, Rachel is set to run the Chamonix Mont Blanc Mountain 10km Race in the heart of the French Alps on Saturday to raise funds for The Brocklehurst Neurosurgical Fund as a thank you to the surgical team that operated on her.
See this Thursday’s paper (27 June) for the full story.