All at BDMC are so sorry to hear of the death of Jason Liversidge.
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In 2013, at just 37 years old, Jason was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. An adrenaline junkie who loved skiing, grass tracking, fast cars and motorbikes, Jason slowly lost the ability to move, but despite his cruel disease, he was determined to carry on living life to the full.
He leaves an incredible legacy, having twice broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest electric wheelchair, controlling his adapted motorised chair with his head. After his first successful attempt, at Elvington race track, in 2020, Jason achieved a second world speed record last August, again at Elvington, for the fastest head-controlled electric wheelchair.
Jason campaigned endlessly to raise money for charity and took on a number of extreme challenges - including the longest zip wire in Europe, becoming the first person to summit Mount Snowdon in an electric wheelchair and abseiling off the Humber Bridge.
He inspired us to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association as one of the East Riding Stages Rally’s nominated charities.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.
To make a donation to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, please visit www.mndassociation.org