"I was glad to support this film about Blind Dave Heeley it will inspire many. His story will show it's not about what you can't do it's about what you can do"
Sir Doug Ellis OBE
Former Chairman of Aston Villa Football Club
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"Blind Dave finished his challenge at the London Marathon, it was an honour to support him in this and it's a pleasure to see him carry on his great work"
David Bedford OBE
Former World Record for 10,000 Meters
London Marathon Race Director
A promising young athlete with an ambition to join the army and see the world, 10 year old Dave Heeley is told that he is going blind. However, young Dave refuses to accept the terrible news, and for years he manages to fool everyone around him into thinking he is simply very clumsy.
Things come to a head though when, at the age of 18 he is refused entry into the army due to his continually worsening eyesight.
With his childhood dream shattered forever he now has no choice but to finally accept the truth.
30 years later, Dave has come to terms with his blindness, but life has been difficult and he has fallen on hard times. After one drink too many in his local pub one night, Dave makes a promise to a friend, that he will run with him in the London Marathon.
It’s a promise he keeps and one that changes his life completely as he rediscovers his childhood talent and love for running.
Dave's story soon becomes well known and with his sense of adventure rekindled he announces that he aims to become the first blind man to run 'The Sevens' - 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days.
Most think he is mad, that this is one challenge too far, but Dave is determined to prove them wrong.
7 DAYS tells the remarkable and inspiring story of “Blind Dave” Heeley’s triumph over impossible odds.
"I was very pleased to hear a film project about Blind Dave Heeley is going to be made, an inspirational athlete and gentleman, I look forward to seeing it"
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE
Author and 'The Worlds Greatest Living Explorer'