EP16: Dean Reilly - Seven Marathons with Multiple Sclerosis

This week on Inspired Edinburgh we have Dean Reilly.

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012 Dean has been on a mission to 'give MS a doing'. A self-confessed 'big unit' he has completed six marathons and is currently training for his seventh as well as having done a host of other endurance events and challenges.

He won the Edinburgh Evening News Local Hero award and was the first recipient of a Kelly's Hero award from renowned Scottish presenter Lorraine Kelly.

Dean talks in detail about his background, his diagnosis and battles with MS, his highs and lows, mental health, endurance challenges as well as success, purpose and legacy.

An incredibly inspirational conversation with a truly remarkable person.

01.30 - Background and early life
03.30 - Dean on his confidence
05.20 - Being smart as a youngster
09.00 - Getting a job
14.20 - Working in London
16.30 - Financial services
18.30 - British Gas
19.30 - Being diagnosed with MS
26.00 - Dealing with the news
28.45 - What is MS?
30.00 - Living with MS
31.45 - The NHS
33.00 - Accepting MS
36.30 - Support from mates
38.30 - Looking at the positives
39.30 - Taking on challenges and giving MS a doing
45.00 - Picking someone to beat
49.30 - Taking on a triathlon
52.50 - Mighty deerstalker
54.00 - Fighting the King of the Gypsies
56.35 - Struggles with MS and mental health
59.30 - Getting help
1.02.30 - A day out to the cinema
1.04.00 - It's okay not to be okay
1.06.00 - Being vulnerable
1.10.00 - Dean's purpose
1.14.00 - Impacting the lives of others
1.16.00 - Happiness and loving life
1.17.30 - Dean's legacy
1.22.00 - Dean's definition of success
1.24.00 - What would Dean say to his 20 year old self?
1.26.30 - Changing anything in the world
1.33.00 - Dean's letter to MS
1.34.30 - Invisible illness
1.36.00 - Owing MS thanks

You can support Dean in the 2017 London Marathon at:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DeanMS

You can find Dean at:
https://www.facebook.com/DeanVsMs
https://twitter.com/DeanvsMS
https://www.instagram.com/deanvsms2017

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