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My target 150 kms
I’m taking part in Walk for Epilepsy for my son, Ollie.
This October I will be walking for my son Ollie. Between 1 and 25 October, I will be walking 150ks (or 6 ks a day) to raise funds for Epilepsy ACT. A cause that is very close to my heart.
Our journey with epilepsy began in January 2021. Oliver (Ollie) was only 16 months old (now 3) when he had suddenly collapsed and had his first seizure. We were terrified as we had no idea what was happening. We called 000 and luckily one of the ACT's PACER (Police, Ambulance, Clinician Early Response) units was just around the corner and responded within minutes. His first seizure was around 3 minutes but it felt like hours. The PACER unit called for another ambulance and we were transported to hospital.
It would be a few more months, and multiple seizures before we would have a diagnosis. Epilepsy.
Since his first seizure, Ollie has had over 30 seizures, they range from 3 minutes up to 45 minutes. Some will resolve without help, but a lot have required medical intervention. He has been hospitalised at least 10 times and has been through multiple medications.
The fear and anxiety is constantly there, not knowing when the next seizure will occur and each time a seizure occurs there is a moment of panic but we are, and will continue to do so, learning to manage. We have had refresher training in CPR, been trained to administer his rescue meds and have amazing support from our family, friends and colleagues that helps us. We are lucky, so far Ollie's epilepsy hasn't slowed him down. He is a regular 3 year old who, unfortunately, will have seizures. We are hopeful, as are his doctors, that his is a form of childhood epilepsy that may resolve as he gets older but we are also realistic that this may be something Ollie has to manage for the rest of his life. Which is why organisations like Epilepsy ACT are so important. The information and support services they provide are so important to people, and their families (like us) living with epilepsy and they rely on this support to ensure they can continue to provide these services.
So please help me by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about the walk, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
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Day 17Monday 17th Oct Been a while between posts but lots of walking. As we enter the final stretch of the walk we have about 55k’s to go over the final 8 days! Lots of walks done with more to come. Share
Thank you to my Sponsors
Proud of you Pete
Bree & Jake Prince
Love this Pete! Anything for you guys x
Well done on raising so much and walking so far, mate! Sorry that you, Laura and especially Ollie had to go through that - i didn’t know! Impressive effort and would need keen to support and fundraise with you next year. Phil and Jena
Rose & Ross ❤
Mate great cause and awesome work doing the K’s
Well done Pete
Congrats Pete on hitting 150+k this month, now time to hit the donations target...
Well done Pete
Good work Pete.
Good luck Pete
David And Joanne Prince
Well done Pete XXX
Well done Pete, very happy to donate to such a terrific cause.
Great work Pete! I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more!!
Great stuff Brownie!
Great cause Peter.
Great stuff Brown!
On ya B!!!
All the very best to you, Laura and wee Ollie. I hope you reach your goal. Cheers Maree
Great job Brown Bread!
Maree And Trevor Allamby
All the best!
Good luck I hope you achieve your goal
Paddy And Jen Drennan
On ya big fella, very proud of you and it’s a great cause!
Thanks for helping to raise money for this great organisation.
Paul Bradley Croke
All the best Peter on you walk
Georgia Prince & Marc Fitcher
Awesome work Brownie! Keep it up.
As a parent of a child with epilepsy, this is incredibly close to my heart. Proud of you bruzzie!
Good on ya, Pete. Make sure you get Laura walking with ya!
Wishing Ollie's condition will resolve as he gets older.
Good on you Brownie
Congratulations and well done Pete
Great cause and awesome work mate
Bradley And Hayley Davis
Great job mate
This is so good! Such an achievement. You should feel very proud 💙
Walk well, Pete!
Good on you Peter
Good luck with the few final km's Pete. Smashing it for an awesome charity!
Good luck with such a great cause that is unfortunately so close to you
Well done mate