Max Foley’s Dad and his friends take the 3 Peaks Challenge!

Max Foley in his "First Team" Football kit!


Our story was first published in December, just as Uncles Stephen and Gordon completed a 100k bike ride, raising £2491.51.  Since then Max has been signed off by Mr Nejad, as to all of our amazement, his hip had re-formed to an almost a rounded shape.

When we were first told about Max having Perthes, we were told it could be a 4/5 year process.  Max has been very lucky and through all of our perseverance, and an operation undertaken by Mr Nejad, he has completed the whole process in just under 2 years.  Fortunately Max’s bones have re-grown in virtually the shape they should and now his bones have hardened he can resume normal life as a 6 year old.

Max has now resumed all activities, and most importantly has signed up to a football team, the one thing he really missed during the times we had to restrain him.

Since Max has been given the all clear, dad, Ciaran has completed the 24 hour 3 peaks challenge to raise more funds for the Perthes Association.

The challenge was grueling both physically and mentally. A number of people on the challenge didn’t complete the 3 climbs and others were turned round before the summit as they had taken too long!  Ciaran was in a team with 5 friends, who deserve a mention due to the supportive nature in which the event was undertaken: Jeff T.C. Benveniste, Dan Sadler, Simon Teer, Marcus Youden and James Stevens.

Their climb times were:

Ben Nevis – 4hrs 23mins

Scafell Pike – an amazing 2 hrs 40 mins, virtually running down. Bit dangerous!

Snowdon 4 hrs – 3 hrs 28mins……very tired.

The team missed out by 23 mins on first place.

The event raised a further £2120 which has been sent to Perthes.

We feel very lucky that Max has made a full recovery, as we know that this is not always the case.

A big thank you to Lisa and the team for the support and advice we received.


Natalie and Ciaran Foley