Eddie Phleban
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Norwich stroke survivor to tackle peak challenge

A Norfolk man given hours to live after suffering a stroke two years ago is climbing one of the Derbyshire Peaks this weekend, in the hope of inspiring others to emulate his fight for life.

Eddie Phleban, from Norwich, suffered a massive stroke on a flight home from Australia.

In hospital in Dubai he was in a "locked-in" state, only able to move his eyelids.

Last summer he carried the Olympic torch at Sandringham House. Now comes the challenge of Mam Tor.

  • 30 May 2013
  • From the section Norfolk