After a lengthy ten week process I was granted an appointment at the U.S embassy on April 7th 2010.Getting to America to support Miranda became more urgent than ever, shortly after Miranda returned to the U.S she was diagnosed with acute rejection of the lungs so had to undergo a mild course of chemotherapy to kill the anti-bodies hery body was producing.
Due to the seriousness of the situation I had to give up my job and stopped working with IWC media on the documentary.
A 600 mile round trip to London ensued along with a very nervy experience. I was dreading the officials turning down my application but thankfully they accepted and I touched down in St Louis on the 10th april.
4000km of distance and 3 weeks apart seemed like an eternity and was at times unbearable. So after nearly missing one flight and another being cancelled it was pure relief to have Miranda in my arms again.
My time in America was amazing, it was my 1st visit in almost ten years. After the way things were going I seriously contemplated pulling out of the competition. After thinking long and hard I decided this was not an option as I had put in too much hard work and sacrifice.I picked up the pace in St. Louis,visiting the gym at 3.30am doing squats and deadlifts along with whatever other body part needed punishing.When gyms were not available I was working out in the middle of a forest in Oklahoma because quitting was not an option.
Things took an even better turn when I got offered another oppertunity to make another documentary, this time with the BBC.
The next mission was to return to the UK and focus on the biggest challenge of my life…..