Date: 14 August 2013

The London Clinic is proud to support Paul Stewart as he undertakes his gruelling IronSpine challenge.

Paul suffering a life-threatening snowboarding accident in 2008 which severely damaged his spinal cord, leaving him paralysed from the waist down and with the expectation that he would never walk again. Several years of determined work by Paul means that today he can walk with the aid of walking sticks.

In August 2013 Paul is taking on his personal IronSpine Challenge where he is swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and walking 26.2 miles before heading back to France to climb ‘the mountain that broke him’.

Having received initial treatment and care at The London Clinic, Paul was keen to visit the Clinic along the way.  On Tuesday 13 August he finished his bike ride outside the hospital in Devonshire Place, London, and embarked on the next stage, the 26.2 mile walk.  As Paul explained:  “You all took such good care of me back then”. 

Many of Paul’s supporters gathered at The London Clinic to wish him well.  This photograph is of Paul with his supporters along with some members of Clinic staff at our front entrance.


Everyone at The London Clinic wishes all the very best to this remarkable young man, Paul Stewart, as he undertakes his IronSpine Challenge.  Find out more by visiting Paul’s website:

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