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ADAM KUTEREBA - DISABLED BUT ABSEILS DOWN 230 FEET!

Saturday 9 June 2012 and nine-year-old Adam Kutereba, who has cerebral palsy, overcame his understandable nerves and fear to climb over the edge of the top of the Rochdale municipal building (aka the ‘Black Box’) and abseil down 230 feet!

I had a lump in my throat as this incredible young man, who is mostly confined to a wheelchair, climbed over the edge of a 230 foot drop.

Adam was born 13 weeks premature and suffered two lung haemorrhages and a brain haemorrhage within the first four days of his life. He was given a 10% chance of survival, and was in hospital for 12 weeks before being well enough to go home.

Special mention to Mark Bland, who met Adam for the first time on top of the black box, and gently encouraged him to take the plunge and abseiled down with him.

Adam Kutereba, helmet and harness on, is lifted onto the edge of the top of the black box
09 June 2012

Adam Kutereba, helmet and harness on, is lifted onto the edge of the top of the black box
09 June 2012

Adam Kutereba goes over the edge of the top of the black box ready for his 230 foot abseil - Adam's mum Rachel can be seen looking through the window camera in hand 09 June 2012

Adam Kutereba goes over the edge of the top of the black box ready for his 230 foot abseil - Adam's mum Rachel can be seen looking through the window camera in hand
09 June 2012

Adam Kutereba dangles over the edge at the top of the black box ready at the start of his 230 foot abseil - Adam's mum Rachel can be seen looking through the window camera in hand 09 June 2012

Adam Kutereba dangles over the edge at the top of the black box ready at the start of his 230 foot abseil - Adam's mum Rachel can be seen looking through the window camera in hand
09 June 2012

Adam Kutereba abseiling down the 230 foot black box encouraged by Mark Bland
09 June 2012

Adam Kutereba abseiling down the 230 foot black box encouraged by Mark Bland
09 June 2012

Adam Kutereba abseiling down the 230 foot black box encouraged by Mark Bland
09 June 2012

Adam Kutereba abseiling down the 230 foot black box encouraged by Mark Bland
09 June 2012

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