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My name is Michael and I suffered renal failure in 2014 and required a kidney transplant which i received in 2017. I was lucky enough to be eligible for a simultanious kidney pancreas transplant to help resolve my worsening (Type1) diabetic complications which included; blindness (I now use a white cane), neuropathy, cardiovascular disease and a major stroke which left me with poor right side control, weakness and the inability to balance or walk (amongst a number of other things).
This walk is something I promised myself, family and freinds that I would improve enough to take part in one day. Since the life saving transplant(s), its been possible to put in the hours of daily work and therapy that was needed to walk once again. I slowly graduated from Wheelchair to gutter frame, to walking frame, to quad cane, to single cane to standing unaided and now believe I'm ready to take part in The Big Red Kidney Walk and help raise funds to give a little bit back to a cause that I firmly believe in and owe everything to. The Distance is my next challenge I will complete.
Please help me raise the funds to help thousands of other people that find themselves requiring Kidney Health's services. They go a long way in helping sufferers get through their own HUGE challenge.
**I am also walking in memory of my best mates father, Roy Campbell. A fellow kidney recipient who provided me with the inspiration that I needed. RIP**
(photo of me undergoing dialysis. 3x per week for 4.5 hours per session)
24 Jul 2019
My rehab goals are continuing with everyones support!!
Positive vibes go out to everyone!
11 Jul 2019
I have revised my target amount as peoples willingness to help has been great. Thanks to all.
A BIG thank you to everyone that has assisted me so far. im still focused on making the distance but ill be there at the finish line! see you all there!!
65 days ago
Good luck, inspirational stuff mate
66 days ago
Good Luck Michael
75 days ago
Good luck Michael, keep up the good work x
84 days ago
You are an inspiration champion!
91 days ago
Go Michael. Great thing you are doing for yourself and others. :)
110 days ago
All the best Michael. Such an inspiration to so many. Proud of you. X
An inspiration for the human spirit and a positive mindset in the face of a formidable enemy.
112 days ago
Good luck Michael... well done to you for all your efforts :)
Good luck Mike.
113 days ago
118 days ago
Good on you Michael
119 days ago
Huge congratulations on all your rehabilitation goals you have achieved so far Mike!
125 days ago
Good luck kick ass mate !!
On behalf of Roy Campbell
127 days ago
Go Kick some arse mate, Andy, Leah Campbell and Georgia, oh and Edmyre.
129 days ago
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134 days ago
You’re a champion Michael and an inspiration for others mate.
Keep kicking those goals mate
You’re still a bloody amazing inspiration to me, mate. Can’t wait to see you achieve this!
135 days ago
Good luck Michael
Hi Michael, Keep kicking Goals mate!
I didn’t realise how much you’v endured over the last few years. You are an inspiration Michael. X
136 days ago
137 days ago
Go Michael, you got this...xo
Hi Mick, keep up the good fight mate!
138 days ago
139 days ago
Good work Michael, go smash that walk out! You've got this.
140 days ago
So glad to hear of your progress mate. Go smash that 4km walks arse.
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