Friends fighting for Victoria find name etched into highest peak in the Midlands

The team training for the Three Peaks challenge at Kinder Scout plateau. Picture: Paul Wheeler

The team training for the Three Peaks challenge at Kinder Scout plateau. Picture: Paul Wheeler - Credit: Archant

The name of a little girl from Norwich who faces a double leg amputation has been found etched into the rocks of one of the highest peaks in the country as a group of firm friends strive to help.

Victoria Komada

Victoria Komada - Credit: Archant

Victoria Komada has been unable to find treatment for her rare condition - bilateral tibial hemimelia - on the NHS and is unable to walk as the bones in her legs have not formed correctly. Some are missing entirely.

Her parents Dariusz Komada and Marzena Drusewicz have one month left to find £300,000 and send Vicki to the United States for treatment. It should be done by her second birthday, on June 22, to stand the best chance of success.

And a team of friends from Poland and the UK have banded together to complete the Three Peaks challenge in 24 hours and raise £5,000 for the cause.

On a training session in the Peak District last week, they found Victoria's name inscribed on the Kinder Scout plateau - 636 metres high.

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Guide Paul Wheeler, said it was 'a sign that all the hard work we are putting in and all the sacrifices we are making is for a cause that can not be more important.'

'This is not a walk in the park,' he added. 'To achieve the 24 hours is as physically and mentally tough as it gets and from what I saw at the weekend we all have the potential to achieve the desired result and help Victoria get what she needs, so she can have the experiences we all can sometimes take for granted.'

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Monika Jablonska, 37, said she knows Victoria's dad, Dariusz after working for the same recruitment company.

'It was not an easy decision to do the Three Peaks challenge, especially being a mum but I always wanted to do it,' she said. 'I believe things happen for the reason.

'When making decision on my commitment I heard a song in the TV. It was a Polish song by the singer Anna Jantar who was singing about 'how difficult it is to do the first step'.

'It applies to everyone in our lifetime making decisions and commitments, however how difficult it must be for little Victoria who can not make physically any steps without her legs being treated.'

The challenge will take place on June 11 and 12 of this year. To donate to the team click here.

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