A TEENAGER who is undergoing a series of tests for an undiagnosed condition will take part in a 22-mile swim challenge.

Evah-Rose Holton, 15, from Canvey, will take part in the Aspire Channel Swim 2019.

Aspire ensures everyone who has a spinal cord injury has the opportunity to live an independent and fulfilled life.

The charity does not receive any statutory funding, so every penny raised through the Aspire Channel Swim helps its vital work.

Evah-Rose, a passionate swimmer, had been inexplicably passing out on a regular basis for the last year and is currently undergoing an extensive investigation, which included testing for epilepsy and heart problems.

The blackouts forced Evah-Rose to give up swimming - her mum, Elise, explained how having to give up the sport seriously impacted Evah-Rose’s mental health.

She told the Echo: “Swimming is such a big part of Evah-Rose’s life, so when she was told she had to stop for health and safety reasons, it was heart-breaking and it left her depressed.

“It’s been a difficult time for her and very worrying for us not knowing what the problem is. She was gradually allowed back in the pool but on a restricted basis. Evah-Rose also helps out with teaching the children.

“Evah-Rose decide she wanted to do something to help others and after hearing about the Aspire Challenge, it seemed like the perfect opportunity.

“It gave her complete motivation, especially after having only just been let back into the pool.”

Evah-Rose, who attends Cornelius Vermuyden, has currently swam more than ten miles and raised a total of £60.

The challenge allows swimmers to complete the swim in 12 weeks.

Elise added: “I’m so proud of her. She has had quite a rough time, and for any teenager these things aren’t easy to deal with. She has shown real strength and determination to make something positive out of something that could’ve sent her the complete other way.

“This will be a fantastic boost for her.”

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