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The story of Blanca Ruiz, who with cystic fibrosis, received a lung transplant 8 years ago and has just gone to Aneto.

Javier Gómez Noya is one of the people who helped Blanca to achieve her dream

Blanca Ruiz, had a challenge in 2018: reach the top of Mount Aneto, which with 3.404 meters is the highest mountain in the Pyrenees.

Javier Gómez Noya is one of the people who helped Blanca to achieve her dream and appears in the video by sending her a motivational message.

For this reason, she participated in the contest organized by Bridgestone called "Pursue your dream," where her story of improvement was selected by Bridgestone, Sergio Rodríguez, Javier Gómez Noya and Lidia Valentín, brand ambassadors, who decided to help Blanca in this challenge.

In addition, his dream had an added difficulty, since Blanca, who suffers cystic fibrosis, received a lung transplant does 8 years ago as a result of this degenerative disease. That did not stop her willingness to continue doing what she likes best and this time (as in many other expeditions), she wanted to be accompanied by her great friend Patxi, who has the same disease and who also received a lung transplant.

In this way, the 12 of July of 2018 Blanca, Patxi and two guides departed to the 5 in the morning from the Refuge of La Renclusa to achieve its objective. The weather conditions were not ideal, since there was enough snow for the month of July. However, Blanca and the rest of the team managed to reach the top of the Aneto on an expedition that lasted 13 hours between the ascent and descent.

After the great effort, Blanca commented on what this type of stimulus meant to her. "Climbing mountains is a motivation. They are challenges that you are marking and that give you a reason to move forward. " He also wanted to highlight the help received: "Without Patxi and the guides, I think he would not have reached the top. But I also want to thank Bridgestone for choosing me and all the work to organize this expedition. It has been an incredible experience, "he said.

Thus, Blanca's dream is the third to come true within the Pursue Your Dream, Overcome Obstacles campaign, after the dreams of Lorena and Paco came true in 2017, winners who were chosen by our ambassadors Sergio Rodríguez, Javier Gomez Noya and Lidia Valentin.

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