BRISBANE - In April I will be walking the Kokoda Trail to raise funds for a small, not-for-profit called the MND and Me Foundation.
MND is Motor Neurone Disease, which, sadly, my father, Sean, was diagnosed with a few years ago.
It is a struggle every day and, but for the exposure given to it by a few high profile sufferers (the late Stephen Hawking being one), it is one of the many diseases that is not very well known unless someone in your circle has been afflicted.
I will be walking the Trail with a group of family and friends, all of whom are fund raising in support of the MND and Me Foundation.
We are each paying our own way (flights, gear, tour guides, accommodation, the lot), so anything you are generous enough to offer will go straight to the Foundation.
The fund raising site does take a small (4.5%, I think) commission from donations, so if you would like to make a sizeable donation and want to ensure every single cent goes to the MND and Me Foundation, let us know and we can arrange for this to happen directly, with a tax receipt and everything.
My page can be found here: https://ttcmnd.everydayhero.com/au/trekking-to-cure-mnd
I've created this page because Sean Dorney is my father and MND is a challenge our family struggles with every day.
Kokoda is an undertaking I cannot say I would have been tackling in other circumstances. But this is not something I could back down from.
I'm inspired by the work of MND and Me Foundation and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Trekking to Cure MND.
Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about the MND and Me Foundation, the greater their impact,
Thank you in advance! And please keep your fingers crossed for me.