Sarah Hood

I am walking 35km for Team Maeve

Raising money for MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE.

Our girl Maeve is now 4 and a half. She suffers from a Mitochondrial disease called Leigh's Syndrome.

Maeve is unable to walk, talk or eat without assistance (feeds via a feeding tube). She has shown so much improvement this past year, and we are so proud of her persistence and determination.

We have been lucky enough to get NDIS funding which now means Maeve has access to more specialists and equipment than we were able to provide her initially. 

She has recently got AFO's (leg braces) and specially made shoes which have given her the opportunity to walk small distances unattended without her walker. This in particular has been amazing, to watch her confidence flourish and how happy something like walking unsteadily for 5m can make her. Brings tears to my eyes, that the small things are truly so special.

Unfortunately Maeve's eyesight has deteriorated this past year, so she now sports a cute pair of glasses. The day she got them was quite emotional. It was like watching someone see again for the first time. She knows how important they are, and loves wearing them everyday.

We have supported the Bloody Long Walk the last 2 years, and believe the Foundation are doing great things in bringing awareness to the cause, extensive research, and ultimately doing everything they can to finding a cure.

This year, I'm walking 35km from 1st - 10th August in The Bloody Long Virtual Walk to help Australians living with mitochondrial disease.

If you could spare a dollar to donate to the cause, Maeve and our family, would be ever so grateful. A cure might not happen in Maeve's lifetime, but this is for the future.

From the bottom of our families hearts,

THANKYOU xo

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1,000

Sarah Hood

$217.23

Wendy And Craig Hood

Fantastic watching you all walk during these tough times in Vic. We’re so proud of you and love you all to bits. ❤️❤️❤️

$150

Elli Vrana

$119.47

Emily Redward

$110

Kathy And Darren Hood

Go girls, Sarah you are amazing and I love that the girls are walking too xx

$108.61

Lisa Hall

$108.61

Val Daryl Hood

Maeve has two beautiful caring sisters to you all we send all our love xxx

$108.61

Jordan, Dakota And Kyla Xo

Sending lots of love to our favourite Hood family ❤️ You guys are amazing and we just adore our ⭐ Maeve

$100

Annika, Sean And Mikey

Love you guys x x x

$100

Sarah Cain

$65.17

M & E Kindred

❤️

$65.17

Mary Russell

Good luck with your fund raising and best wishes to your darling Maeve.

$65.17

Bec & Grant Gibbs

$60

Mulcahy

$60

Laura Liles

Sarah and Maeve you are both amazing. Sending so much love to you both x

$54.31

Liz Garrett & Darren Thorne

Thank you for the opportunity to help make a difference 💖💖 Maeve 💖💖 you are a little legend ⭐️

$54.31

Jaq And Winter Jennings

$54.31

Jess Lingard

A true inspiration Sare and Maeve always a little ray of sunshine x

$54.31

Deb Barke

$54.31

Sandy Mcintyrr

$50

Dazed But Amazed

Sarah your inspiring. Raising your girls with love every ‘step’ of the way.

$38.01

Tracy Vrana

Keep up the good work guys. Xoxoxox

$38.01

Grostate

$38.01

Bridie Ryan

$35

Caitlin & Troy Cochrane

💕👍🏃‍♀️

$35

Narelle Jones

Wishing you all the best xx

$35

Lucy Hersey

$35

Jess Friend

$21.72

Alex White

$21.72

Charlie Moore

$21.72

Sophie Pitts

$21.72

Zoe De Silva

amazing, keep fighting xx

$21.72

Lachy Henry

$21.72

Amber Lenette

Happy to support a beautiful family

$21.72

Kerry K

You guys are amazing - very inspiring family. Good luck to you all.

$21.72

Anonymous

$21.72

Celeste Buckley

Nothing braver than the young souls that have so much to overcome when they are so small.. and nothing braver than there mamas carrying them through! You are doing the best job ❤️

$20

Kim Palmer

$20

Rachael Pietzsch

🧡

$20

Alison Ratu

$10.86

Amy Lebas

$5.43

Nina

I’ll be praying for your family and beautiful girl. X

$5

Nate Fawcett