Teenager with Back Injury Raises Money by Successfully Climbing Eiffel Tower
BY: Michelle Liew
Bouncing back from a life-threatening incident is certainly no easy task for a lot of people. This teenager from Aberdeen, England, who broke his back in a sledging accident bounced back even stronger to prove that his injury is not a boundary to him achieving greater heights, literally, as he successfully climbed the Eiffel Tower.
Filip Cegar, now 13 years old, injured his back at a golf course in Bieldside last December.
Starting anew, Filip had to learn how to walk again and before you know it, he was climbing 674 steps up the Parisian tower to raise money for the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH).
Through his act, Filip has raised more than £4,000, which completely exceeded his expectations.
“The climb was excellent, the queue was not too long and climbing up to the first two levels was smooth," he said as quoted from BBC.
"The elevator took us to the top of the Eiffel Tower, and we had the most amazing view of a beautiful sunset. I have always wanted to visit Paris, so this was a dream come true.
"I was so happy to get to the top of the stairs and I can't believe how much money has been raised."
At RACH, Filip’s spinal cord was successfully realigned to prevent further damage.
The money raised by Filip will be used to buy a special chair for the RACH's High Dependency Unit.