Quarantine Challenge for Leukaemia
3 weeks before I competed at the Tokyo Olympics my grandfather sadly passed away. He had been battling Leukaemia on and off for over 8 years. When he was first diagnosed, we weren't sure how long we'd have with Oompah given that the 5-year survival rates of patients over 65 years remains less than 5% .
Due to his fighting spirit and careful medical treatment we were blessed with being able to spend 8 years together. He outlived every single person in his chemotherapy program by years and shocked his medical team with his resilience. Because of this, he was able to watch me compete at my first Olympic Games in 2016, attend my wedding, and spend lots of Christmas's with the family together.
Unfortunately today, more than 50 Australians will be told that they have blood cancer and tomorrow - another 50 families will be devastated by the same news. All unsure how long they will have left with their loved ones.
During my hotel quarantine I have set a goal to cycle 20 hours on the spin bike before I get released (a big task for a non-cyclist!) I would be thrilled if you would support me achieve this goal by raising much needed funds to help provide the special care that is needed to get families through a blood cancer diagnosis as well as to help fund more game-changing research into this disease.
The money I raise will help care for those who are battling with blood cancer right now — and back the brightest researchers to continue uncovering faster diagnoses and better treatments to help save lives.
Congrats! You've hit your goal!
$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation!
You've covered genetic testing!
You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment
$1,000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible
You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research
You've fund life changing research for 3 months
Thank you to my Supporters
Dais + Matt
Ed & Sam
Janice & David Bostock
Ruby And Millie
Laura & Chris
Monique & Annalise Medaglia
Dave & Jen Rubie
Tyson And Mandy Smith
Julz & Dave
Kinetic Sport Science
Steve And Ali Rubie