“My recovery journey was slow, but after a year of battling depression, countless hours of rehab and self-driven motivation, I started to see improvements both mentally and physically,” he wrote on the JustGiving page.
“With the same mindset and resilience that I had adopted in the past, I again committed to rehab and physio, learning to walk again after an extended time off work.”
Mr Kennison wrote on the page climbing Mount Everest was “an ambitious feat that he would never have dreamed of or thought about after once being told that he would not be able to walk”.
His friend, Mahmud Khalili, talked to Mr Kennison before he went to the summit.
“He was a very good guy with a kind heart,” Mr Khalili said.
“I’m happy he made it to the top! He died doing something he was passionate about. Jason, we’ll see you again one day, my friend.”
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