Sometimes it takes nearly losing what you love to really appreciate it. Worse than that is some little people never get the chance at all.
Frankie and I would like to donate all the steps we cover in our upcoming adventures between March 6 and 12 to the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and will be motivated to move even more than we usually do by your support.
What motivates me? For weeks on end over the space of 3 years from 2011 I lay in pain and was unable to enjoy the things I love-running/hiking and climbing. Frankie would wait patiently at the end of my bed and slowly and surely we would walk a little further each day every time I ended up back in surgery. With a re-enthused outlook and a clean bill of health, we now spend all our spare time cramming in as much of these activities as we can, and as I like to say; are focussed on being "fit for life"; you just never know when you'll need it.
Little kiddies in hospital don't always get a first chance at growing into a healthy adult, let alone a second one. They say "there's always someone less fortunate than you" but when you are really sick you actually don't want to hear that because at that time, you cant possibly imagine how anyone else can be worse off and frankly you don't have the emotional energy to empathise....my exception to this was always sick kiddies with terminal illness or untreatable disease. That just doesn't seem fair. My nieces and nephews always brightened my hospital room, often jumping a little too zealously up to give me a hug and they continue to warm my heart when I see them today. I'm inspired by the work of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Stepathon 2017. Please help me and Frankie help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the greater their impact, so please spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
Also for that week, Frankie and I will write up simple notes for each adventure we go on, in the hope that more families will get outside with their little people (and or fur kids) and enjoy our beautiful country. Thankyou! Much love,
M & F