Jon has lived in central Birmingham since 2006, having moved from the South West. Jon studied Economics at the University of the West of England, and now works at a trade credit insurer as a Senior Credit Analyst. He was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in 2009 whilst training for the London Marathon and had a thymectomy the following year. Since then, his condition has stabilised with the right medication, he has completed a further 3 marathons and numerous half-marathons, 10km races and obstacle courses. Jon has been a member of myaware for several years and raises money annually for the charity.