Widower Set To Complete Wife's Bucket List Four Years After Her Death

Steve Boryszczuk is set to tick off the final item on his wife's bucket list years after she passed away.

The 51-year-old widower lost his wife Michelle at the age of 43 to early-onset Alzheimer's disease, and in her memory he will will trek across the Himalayas and leave a plaque, the Mirror reports.

Since her death in 2013 Steve has been travelling the world, doing things that were on his wife's bucket list in honour of her.

He's reportedly been to China, Peru and the tallest volcano in Costa Rica so far.

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Michelle is one of 600 people in their 30s who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's in UK, and so Steve has set out to raise awareness surrounding the disease in young people while simultaneously completing her bucket list.

His wife loved treks, but sadly lost the ability to walk at the age of 39, just one year after her diagnosis. He's since walked across all 16 bridges in London, the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the Great Wall of China, and the Isle of Wight's coastal path, along with many more. On Friday, October 20, the Himalayas is the final challenge.

Steve and his friend Tony Butler will, according to the Mirror, trek 100km over 10 days and will reach heights of 13,000ft.

"In every place I go on Michelle's bucket list I get permission to lay a little brass plaque dedicated to her in her memory. When she died I kept some of her hair, and everywhere I go I leave some so she gets to be in all those places she longed to visit," Steve told the Grimsby Telegraph. "In Costa Rica I left a plaque behind a waterfall in the rainforest, in Peru on a stone at over 10,000ft above sea level, and this will be my final one to leave. I got emotional doing every single one of these trips without her."

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He added: "Now it's coming to an end I'm going to be even more emotional. It signifies a time for me to move on, but I'll never let her memory die. I'll keep fighting for more awareness, and for the need for more research into this devastating disease.

"Michelle worked in a home for disadvantaged children, she loved acting, painting, gardening and walking and she was an incredible mum to our two sons," he continued. "When I first saw her, I just knew she was the one for me, it was love at first sight.

"I miss her every day, and I just hope my fundraising for Alzheimer's Research UK can help us get one step closer to finding a cure so no one has to go through what we went through as a family."

What a man. Good luck Steve.

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Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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