Amy Wrigglesworth, is challenging herself to walk up the highest and most prominent mountain in England, the Scafell Pike. On 18th June her and a 14 strong team will celebrate 1 year on since she had multiple lifesaving brain surgeries by climbing the mountain to raise money for Neurocare part of Sheffield Hospitals Charity.

She wants to give back to the staff on the Neurology wards at Royal Hallamshire Hospital who cared for her during the most difficult time of her life.

Since the age of 17 Amy has suffered with a neurological condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia which causes sudden and severe facial pain which normally occurs in the teeth, jaw or gums.

In June 2021, Amy was admitted to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital for planned brain surgery to separate a blood vessel and the Trigeminal nerve in her brain which was causing the condition. Unfortunately, the surgery didn’t go to plan and due to complications Amy had several further rounds of brain surgery and was subsequently put into an induced coma for 5 days to give her brain and body chance to recover.

After a long stay in hospital and extensive recovery programme, a year on and Amy has learnt how to speak fluently, walk and physically exercise again and with the help of nurses she can now do all basic tasks without supervision.

Amy praises the nurses who cared for her during her stay on the Neuro wards at the Royal Hallamshire, she says

even though I can’t remember all the nurse’s names I will never forget how they made me feel, I was confused and scared and they constantly made sure I was comfortable.

She recalls how they went above and beyond to make her feel at home such as nurses creating an atmosphere in her hospital room to watch England football team in the Euros.

Finally, she pays special homage to the surgeon who performed her surgery, saying

I don’t think me or my family will ever come across a man as special as him. We will never be able to show enough gratitude towards Mr Battacharya for saving my life.

To date Amy and her team have raised an incredible £3,600 for Neurocare. If you would like to give a donation, please follow the Just Giving link here