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Boy to raise funds for life-saving hospital with cycling challenge

Patrick Kiehlmann plans to cycle from Lands End to John o'Groats for Yorkhill Hospital.

Patrick Kiehlmann Yorkhill sponsorship interview October 7 2014
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An 11-year-old that battled a life threatening illness is gearing up for a mammoth cycle challenge to raise funds for the hospital that saved him.

Patrick Kiehlmann, and his father Mark, are planning on cycling 90 miles each day, totalling to over 1000 miles between Lands End to John o’Groats on Wednesday.

The youngster, from Bishopbriggs in East Dunbartonshire, developed complications while battling appendicitis in 2012.

However, with the help of Yorkhill hospital he made a full recovery, and now he is raising money to donate funds to the hospital.

So far he is around halfway to reaching his target of £1011, a target set to equal the number of miles on the journey.

In his JustGiving fundraising page, Patrick said: “I will be raising money for sick children at the Yorkhill hospital in Glasgow, where I was treated for a life threatening condition.”

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