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Jim Walks to Westmead

Supporting Brainchild Foundation

Brainchild Foundation

Brainchild Foundation "Reaching for our Stars" Appeal

When COVID restrictions allow, and it is safe for myself and the community, I am beginning a 7 day, 125km solo walk to Westmead Children's Hospital from our home in North Avoca, raising money for The Brainchild Foundation. This will be the second most difficult trip I have ever made between these two places. 

Follow me while I get prepared, and update you along the way 

Why am I doing this? 

In September 2019 our world was turned upside down. Our daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor 2 weeks before her 6th birthday. We were fortunate to have a very positive outcome, with the tumor (a pilocytic astrocytoma) being completely removed and no chemotherapy or radiation needed.

During our time at the hospital we became acutely aware of the different outcomes being experienced by families going through a similar journey, and of the support network required to help these children and their families through the most challenging time of their lives.

With this experience in mind I wanted to find a way to give back, help in supporting other families, and improving outcomes for children with brain and spinal cord tumors.

Please help me by giving genorously, and by sharing this fundraiser far and wide. From experience I can tell you that there are few causes as worthy of our support.

Love to you all, and thank you for your help. 

Help to reach the goal of $15,000

$12,191 raised

Donations Received

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Best wishes Jim!
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Go Jim! Craig (St. Nics' Coogee)
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Best wishes for strength and a smooth journey Jim! We are walking with you in spirit, love from Karynne and Tony
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The very best of luck Jim ! What a wonderful thing to do !
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Best Wishes Jim and Good Luck. Dave
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Good on ya mate!
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