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Devoted grandad will scale nine Scottish mountains to raise money to improve life of grandson

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A West Lothian grandfather is climbing nine of Scotland’s highest peaks to raise fund for his grandson, who has a rare genetic condition.Two-year-old Harris Turnbull, from Whitburn, has 1P36 deletion syndrome which causes global development delay and severe epilepsy.

He is unable to sit unaided, is non-verbal and tube-fed.His family would like to take him for intensive physiotherapy at Footsteps Centre in Oxford this summer where he would have two hours of therapy every day for two weeks.With travel and accommodation, this will cost around £6,000, and the family would like to repeat the treatment as often as possible.And so his grandad Roger Turnbull (56), a commercial vehicle sales and service manager, is getting ready to climb six peaks in honour of each letter of Harris’s name (Ben Hope, Arthur, Ruadh, Resipol, Ime and Schiehallion) plus the UK’s highest mountains, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon to a combined height of 8,849 metres.Roger said: "Of course any grandparent would do anything and everything possible for their grandchild, but in Harris’ case a little more loving care, consideration and support is required every day to help him fulfil and hopefully exceed his current abilities."What I’ve decided to do is indeed daunting and at times physically challenging, but actually it’s nothing in comparison to what Harris and his family goes through every day."With your kind support and backing via the Tree of Hope charity we can help make Harris’ life and other similar disabled children’s experience a little bit more pleasurable and that will make every step and every ache worthwhile towards our goal. "Mum Louise (29), an event manager and retail worker, who shares two other children with her husband Cameron (31),

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