Update on Bibbulmun Track Fund Raiser Trekkers – November 25
After setting out on October 10, along the Bibbulmun Track, Shauna and John Parsons are now only 200km from Albany and the end of the 1000km track.
Currently passing through the Valley of The Giants Tree Top Walk which sits within the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, these two incredible supporters have nearly reached their target of $10,000 with $9,247 raised.
This amazing effort was motivated by Shauna’s brother, Michael Doyles diagnosis.
On 26th August 2015 my Brother’s GP uttered those dreaded words -` I am sorry Michael (Doyle) to be the bearer of bad news, but you have cancer.’
Two weeks later and after two biopsies , a diagnosis was delivered- NET Cancer (neuroendocrine tumours). `Michael has inoperable, incurable, metastatic , midgut neuroendocrine tumours.’
After doing his own research, Michael came across the Unicorn Foundation, and through the Foundation he was able to participate in a Clinical Trial (CONTROL NETs) at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Western Australia.
Shauna says, “Now four years on, my husband and I understand the significantly important role the Unicorn Foundation provides to NET patients. For this reason we have decided to walk the Bibbulmun Track, E2E – 1003 kms. Our aim is to raise awareness of neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) through the Unicorn Foundation and to also help raise funds so Western Australia can have a dedicated nurse for NET patients.”
Shauna and John’s fundraising page can be found here. We look forward to welcoming them home and can not thank them enough for their generosity and endurance!