Overcoming Adversity – Extraordinary Islanders Finalists

Media partnership with Extraordinary Islanders

The Overcoming Adversity award, sponsored by Boston, is celebrating the individuals who have demonstrated strength during the pandemic, managing to achieve incredible things while facing their own personal challenges. 

Dylan Walton

8-year-old Dylan has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, but that didn’t stop him setting an ambitious challenge of climbing Snaefell and running a marathon to raise money for Rebecca House and COVID-19 relief charities. 

He smashed all his goals and raised an incredible £30,000 for island charities.

Heather Christian

Heather is an active member of the Roy Castle Cancer Foundation IOM and offers vital support and advice to people who are newly diagnosed. She undertakes a tremendous amount of fundraising for the charity, despite having incurable lung cancer herself. 

During lockdown, Heather was there for all the charity’s service users, all while having to go through the uncertainty of receiving treatment off Island. Despite facing her own battles, she has continually put others first.

Jaime Amoedo

Despite losing a close family member to COVID-19, Jaime set up the global 1,019km COVID-19 challenge, which set the task of walking, running, swimming, rowing or cycling the distance during lockdown. An amazing effort!


Let us know who you think is most deserving by casting your votes here. Don’t forget to share your favourites on social media!

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