Walking the West Highland Way for LCTF
John Ramage was first diagnosed with Wegener’s Granulomatosis (new name Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis) over 12 years ago after it affected his lungs. John has raised a significant amount of money for other charitable causes and after reading Lauren’s story he decided to walk the West Highland Way for Lauren’s charity. In April he set out from Milngavie to walk the 154Km (96 miles) highland route to Fort William. The route starts at Milngavie and passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to sea level to cross the River Leven at the head of Loch Leven before entering Lairigmorand Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William. This walk is intense for most so it is a positive and inspirational message that Vasculitis should not hold us back in our pursuits. John was diagnosed early and placed on treatment that has helped to control his Vasculitis and allowed him to pursue projects to raise funds for charity.