Kim Harrison

I am walking 35km to cure mito

My Activity Tracking

15
kms

My target 0kms

Kim'S RESULTS!

Start

7:12:54 AM

Finish

2:47:48 PM

Total

07h 34m 54s

Why we are walking

My family and I have signed up to the Mito Foundation’s – “The Bloody Long Walk 2019 - Sunshine Coast” hopefully to raise  lots of money for the Mito Foundation!

This is a bit of an insight into why we have signed up...

 

I have been seeing a neurologist in Sydney after experiencing some weird neurological problems that started with my eyes and double vision.

 

To cut a pretty long story really short….I recently had confirmation of a diagnosis of Chronic Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) Mitochondrial Myopathy! (Mito) How’s that for a mouthful?

 

The things I know so far are;

- Mito is a rare genetic, degenerative disease that basically destroys the muscles’ energy cells.

-There are heaps of different types of Mito and no two people have exactly the same symptoms.

- I already have certain muscles that are adversely effected to  varying degrees including; eyes, arms, legs, swallowing, voice, etc. etc. 

- While there is no cure, I am working with my GP, neurologist and other specialists on an ongoing management plan. 

- As each case is different, long term outcomes are impossible to predict.

 

Unfortunately, in my case it is inherited, which in turn means there is a 50/50 chance of passing it on to my children.This is definitely the hardest part to process.

 

I am lucky and am still currently working as normal! (as normal as I can be anyway …๐Ÿ˜Š)

 

I have had phenominal support from family, work mates and friends, all of whom have helped me with this journey so far. I am continually reminded at how blessed I truly am.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

…and now you know why I am taking on “The Bloody Long Walk” fundraiser for Mito.

Ok…so if you have managed to read this whole thing and would like to support us doing the 35km “The Bloody Long Walk – 2019, Sunshine Coast”

Simply click on one of the links or copy and paste the link into your browser: (Every $1 raised will help Mito Foundation)

https://event.bloodylongwalk.com.au/fundraisers/kimskeenteam

https://event.bloodylongwalk.com.au/fundraisers/kimharrison/sunshine-coast

Thank you so much for your support - it is truly appreciated.

Lots of love

 

Kim

Iโ€™m walking 35km in The Bloody Long Walk. Thatโ€™s 46,200 steps in one day!

I'm walking 35km in The Bloody Long Walk to help Australians living with mitochondrial disease.

I know Iโ€™ll cross the finish line exhausted and blistered, but thatโ€™s nothing compared to what people with mitochondrial disease (mito) go through every day of their lives.

Mito robs the bodyโ€™s cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction or failure. It can affect anyone at any age.

Please sponsor my walk to fund research into desperately needed treatments and cures for this devastating disease.

Every dollar will make a difference!

My 35km walk will be bloody tough, but with your support, I know I can do it. THANK YOU!

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors

$450

Sjc Fundraiser - Raffle

$300

Dpu Fundraiser

$120

Chris Gold

All the bloody best on your long bloody walk. Better you than me.

$119.47

Jan Imarisio

Kim, it is my privilege and pleasure to sponsor you on your fundraising walk to research Mitochondrial Disease. You have always inspired me with your calm, warm and generous nature. I will pray that your spirit and energy are lifted every day with the love of your family, friends and your God.

$108.61

Bridget & Scotty Wilson

<3

$108.61

Henry

Go Kim!

$108.61

Georgi Blyth

๐Ÿ˜˜

$100

Jane Corey

$80

Anonymous

$70.60

Ann And David

Good luck Team Kim!! Cheers, Ann, and David

$65.17

Kim Harrison

$65.17

Bernadette Natoli

Your are a truly special person Kim. May God place His healing hands upon you and be with you through your journey. Blessings always

$54.31

Rosemary And Steve Hull Hull

$54.31

Sally Williamson

Good luck Kim and Team. Hope your blister socks work! Amazing effort xx

$54.31

Leona Bowles

You are bloody amazing to do the bloody long walk Kim! Good luck Team! p.s wear padded socks xx

$54.31

Skye Rowe

You ARE a LEGEND!

$54.31

Rachelle Pinese

Good luck, Kim!

$54.31

Lindsey

You go girl!!

$54.31

Kerry Doblo

Good walking but only until it stops being fun ๐Ÿ˜€

$54.31

Megan Anning

$54.31

Natashia Ogbourne

You are such an amazing individual who inspires me every day. With you in spirit and praying for you and your girls. Go get them!.

$50

Kent Walker

All the best with your fundraising target and my family are sending you positive vibes on your continued journey with Mito.

$50

Maree Anning

$50

Kathryn K-m

$50

Luke Z

Heart felt support goes out to you Kim

$50

Jasmine Mccaul

You Rock My World Kim! Good Luck with the Walk x

$50

Tracey Langford

$43.45

Anna And Mike Corboy

$40

Maree Williamson

Go Kim go!! You can do it!!

$38.01

Amanda Tollner

$38.01

Paul Worthy

Hey it s been a while. Would love to catch up. So many things change so very quickly. all the best for your bloody long walk. My thoughts will be with you. Cheers Paul

$38.01

Andrew Hunt

$38.01

Denyse Liddy

You are an inspiration Kim.

$38.01

John Cathcart

Nice begging

$38.01

Anonymous

Go Kim!

$38.01

Jan Bell

Go girl!!

$38.01

Tania Burton

Go you good thing!! Xxoo

$38.01

Rod Kriz

Kim ‘awesome’

$35

Ann Maher

Goodluck Beautiful

$35

Kim Harrison

$32.58

Kerri Cassidy

Smash it, Kim!๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

$32.58

Paul O'dwyer

$27.15

Jenny Schimak

$21.72

Anne Heiniger

You are an inspirational woman...…..go Kim xoxo

$21.72

Jackie Martin

Good luck Kim. Hope it all goes well. All the best Larry and Jackie

$20

Ken Park

$20

Brendan J Macaulay

Good Luck Kim. Great cause

$20

Kerrie Glenn

$10.86

Gretta Mccartney