I'm Fundraising for My Brother
At the end of December 2021 my 12 year old brother, Hamish, began to have seizures. At first there were no physical symptoms but when they began they really didn't stop. He had four and then was air lifted to a well equipped hospital near our town. He had a CT scan which showed a mass on one side of his brain. Immediately he was airlifted to the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane where a more detailed MRI was taken. This scan showed that he had a rare brain condition known as Polymicrogyria. The doctors informed us that he has had the condition since birth and that the seizures were brought on from puberty and therefore aggravated his underlying condition. After a few days in the hospital we got the amazing news that the seizures could be managed with medication, and now he is back to cracking awful jokes and being more physically active then ever. Although our experience with Hamish's epilepsy resulted in the best outcome, for many it doesn't. We want to not only raise funds but awareness around such a significant issue that so many have faced and continue to face in Australia. Everyone has a different story to tell and a different experience with epilepsy, if you have the time please feel free to share this with your friends and family and possibly give a donation. It will go towards targeted support, facilitated support and community awareness impacting thousands of individuals lives.
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions affecting 50 million people worldwide
Every week in Australia, 280 people are diagnosed with epilepsy and sadly 5 Australians will die from epilepsy each week.
I am raising funds to ensure Queenslanders with epilepsy have access to the support, training, and information they need to live well with epilepsy.
With access to the right treatment around 70% of people with epilepsy can gain control over their seizures
I am on the Bridge Climb Team
I will Lean Out over the Story Bridge
I will Walk the Plank
Thank you to my Sponsors
Terry & Judy Glazik
Sara & Rick Hafer And Family
Nanny & Pop
Scott And Amy Amerio
Aunty Kayleen And Uncle Adrian
Aunty J & Aunty Nae