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Old 30-09-2014
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My Fightforlucas.org Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro Fundraiser

Some of you my be aware my best mates 2 year old son was diagnosed with an inoperable, incurable DIPG brain tumor last week. To say he is gutted is an understatement.

So unfair a kid so young essentially being given a death sentence but we are still not giving up hope yet.

For anyone who doesn't know about DIPG It is the most aggressive form of tumor and is inoperable. It has a 10% survival rate at 1 year after diagnosis, it gets exponentially worse after that...

I have decided to launch a fundraising event which will be my financial contribution to help get him the best of treatment and care and quality of life to build memories that will last forever hopefully with a fairytale ending.

I have chosen the Wildwood 3 hour extreme enduro as my event of choice as I will face challenges both mentally and physically having to push myself to my limits.

My company HBPlus will be donating $1000 for every lap completed or we will donate dollar for dollar for other donations on the day up to $5000 whichever is the higher amount. I really really want to part with this $5k so I need your help!

In the coming weeks there will be a website up and running. Fightforlucas.org all proceeds will go directly towards the cost of his treatment and associated costs involved to the family. I will update this post when it is active

I am looking to receive assistance from individuals, people in the bike industry or anyone that wants to make a difference. This can be in the way of a financial donation or assistance to get me as many laps in as possible. I'm hoping I can muster up the strength and determination to get 4 laps in, I would be over the moon with 5 laps.

So what non financial assistance do I need?

I need to get myself super fit, I'm already training xfit 3 nights a week but I will be needing a concept 2 rower or similar to build up more cardio that I can use at home. This can and will be returned to the owner after the event. I will use this daily alongside my normal training routine

I need to and will be dropping 6-7kg between now and the event. Thanks to Ben @bulknutrients who is already on board to assist me with this. His product really is fantastic and you should give it a try. His recouper8 is the best hydration and sustained release energy drink I have ever had, simply amazing. I'm currently tipping the scales at 95kg. This needs to be 88kg which was my weight before cutting for a fight 4 years ago. I've got iso whey protein and bcaa's to aid in recover which will help me through the extensive training.

I would also like a mechanic for the weekend/day to assist me in the pits to ensure I get maximum laps in would be a massive help too.

I will be setting up the site so that it will be tax deductible so all you guys with business please give to what is a great cause of trying to pull off a miracle and save this boy's life. I will post the names of all business and individuals that assist me in anyway to raise these funds and I would be eternally great full. You can also remain anonymous if you wish.

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Hey walks, that's tops mate, touching story.
The ride group I've just recently set up is helping The Childrens Cancer Institute with small donations from rides..I'll put some aside for this and I'll pay your entry fee into the event if that helps

Let me know when the site is up and I'll add it to the wildwood and other site blogs.

Best of luck with it mate.
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Good plan, good luck
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Walks, we can help out more here.
Some suggestions, - I was planning on buying a concept 2 for use at a Sydney expo in a few weeks, which I'll keep after.
That could be bought tomorrow (which you could use) until Wildwood, it just has to get to Sydney and back for the expo on the 18th and 19th of October. You look after getting it to Sydney and I'll get it back to you within days.

Re mechanic. I know the perfect guy who's very capable and I was planning on dragging him along to Wildwood, if he helps me set up he may be free to assist you with spanners. Awesome head when things get tough too.
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Walks, we can help out more here.
Some suggestions, - I was planning on buying a concept 2 for use at a Sydney expo in a few weeks, which I'll keep after.
That could be bought tomorrow (which you could use) until Wildwood, it just has to get to Sydney and back for the expo on the 18th and 19th of October. You look after getting it to Sydney and I'll get it back to you within days.

Re mechanic. I know the perfect guy who's very capable and I was planning on dragging him along to Wildwood, if he helps me set up he may be free to assist you with spanners. Awesome head when things get tough too.
Thanks Ben,

That is a fantastic offer. Would love the rower and will have no worries shipping it up to Sydney for the expo and then returning it to you after Wildwood.
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Walks...I reckon you should be aiming for 5 laps (not 4) with a 6th lap as the stretch target.

I'll pledge $50 regardless of how many laps you do and I'll double that if you beat Keg.

As for training, if you want to head this side of the big smoke I can show you some tough stuff....Castlemaine area has some good sectiond to practice technical stuff and a rock section that dwarfs any rock garden at Wildwood.
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I'll pledge $50 regardless of how many laps you do and I'll double that if you beat Keg.
Same,
i really don't want you to beat a Beta though...

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My Fightforlucas.org Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro Fundraiser

Unfortunately due to a recent injury I will not be going a head with this.

Unfortunately his little boy also lost his fight about 2 weeks ago. Only 3 weeks after diagnosis.

Instead I'm walking 50km's by my best mates side who recently lost his 2 year old boy to a DIPG brain tumor something that I can still not get my head around. We are raising funds for the Isabella and Marcus foundation to find a cure for DIPG brain tumor. Please donate to this very worthy cause below
https://upstreamfoundation.org/donat...0&teamid=11538
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So bloody sad, there're so many of us in here with little boys and girls, Lucas could have been any of ours.

Great stuff Walks for raising funds with your mate, and may Lucas RIP. Little guy had just started what should have been a life full of excitement, love, adventure, friendship and all the stuff we take for granted every day.
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Gutted.....speechless....dont know what to say.

Very sad news mate.

Keep us all posted with any future fundraising events.

Everyone on here will be sure to offer their support.
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