17-year-old Theo Bowens is joining in the 100 Days Challenge to fundraise ahead of the British Transplant Games this Summer. This will be Theo’s last Games as part of the Leeds Children’s Hospital Transplant Team.

The Bowens family are all getting on their bikes support Theo as he hopes to complete 100 laps of his street on his tandem trike this June!

Rebecca, Theo’s mum is so excited for the Games to come to our city:

“This year the Games are more special than ever for our family, as it’s Theo’s final year as part of the Children’s Transplant Team, and we’re overjoyed they’re taking place in our hometown!

 Cycling has played a huge part in our family’s fundraising efforts to support the Children’s Transplant Team over the years, including a Coast to Coast ride in a day, cycling the Tour de France Yorkshire Grand Depart route over a weekend, entering the UCI Sportive in 2019, many actual and virtual triathlons. Theo’s dad cycled in the British Transplant Games Sportive on 8th August 2021 to help raise funds for the Leeds Children’s Transplant Team.”

Theo has been cared for by Leeds Children’s Hospital since he was just over a year old, after contracting a virus his liver went into failure and he had to have three life-saving liver transplants, all in the first three years of his life.

Theo’s mum Rebecca recognises that his acute liver failure has had a significant impact on Theo’s childhood development, in particular his speech and language and cognitive abilities.

Rebecca is incredibly proud of what her son has achieved despite his health conditions, and has seen how the Games has had a positive impact on Theo and their whole family over the years:

“Theo is very active, he loves cycling, riding, walking, and swimming and the Transplant Games are an amazing opportunity for him to be part of an inclusive team of young people who have been through a similar experience and enjoy sports together!”

Donate to Theo and his team's fundraiser here