Preston based Michael Brady is 44 years old and, like some of us, rather overweight and battling depression. But there is a legitimate reason. Michael was born with rheumatoid arthritis and didn’t start to walk until six years old. He’d been stuck indoors for over 10 years with aching legs and associated health issues and just had to get out of the house. Things were about to change.
Michael was motivated and inspired when a friend showed him a copy of The Searcher magazine and, as a result, went and bought a metal detector. In no time at all he says, “I was hooked”. The good news is that the hobby encouraged him to get out and walk more. As a result, he’s gradually losing weight and friends now call him ‘Metal Micky’.