Thomas and Gill McCowan Climb Ben Nevis

On June 7th 2015 Thomas and Gill decided to celebrate their 1st year wedding anniversary and to mark the occasion they wanted to do something they would always remember so decided to climb Ben Nevis.

Both Gill and Thomas have had a heartbreaking time with Gill suffering numerous miscarriages and 2 ectopic pregnancies this is their story below in Thomas’s words.

“After Arlena was born Gill went into hospital to be sterilised not knowing at the time that she would end up meeting me. After a few years together Gill took the decision to have the operation reversed in the hope of us having a baby together. The operation was a success and a few months later Gill was pregnant however suffered a miscarriage. Gill then went on to have another 3 miscarriages. Once again Gill became pregnant and was continually monitored by her GP, with her HCG levels rising as they should everything was looking good until it was discovered Gill was going through an Ectopic pregnancy resulting in her having life saving surgery and the removal of one of her tubes. They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, well, similar to what happened before Gill suffered another Ectopic pregnancy resulting in another life saving operation and the removal of her 2nd and final tube which meant that Gill couldn’t have anymore children and me not having any of my own, however I still thank god to this day that Gill is still by my side and that I have the 3 best step kids I could possibly ask for and who I look upon as my own.”

We are so grateful to Thomas and Gill who have raised over a £1000 which is truly incredible raising both funds and awareness for ectopics,  do take a look at their justgiving site