$23,532.72
$200,000
Alex Unsworth - Kite The Reef - for MND Research Macquarie University
Alex Unsworth - Kite The Reef - for MND Research
$23,532.72
$200,000
Macquarie University
Alex Unsworth - Kite The Reef - for MND Research
Alex Unsworth - Kite The Reef - for MND Research

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824 days ago, Alex created this page and gave everything for Macquarie University:

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  • Received 79 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $23,532.72.

My Motivation

For over a year I planned and trained for this expedition - to kitesurf 1,000km along the Great Barrier Reef, to break the longest kitesurf journey record, and raise funds to cure MND (motor neurone disease or ALS)

The rest of the team are currently 730km along and in all sorts of pain, but I am typing this from Cairns Base hospital after wiping out and breaking my femur. But I will be fixed-up soon, in six weeks I will be walking again. My leg is debilitated but will recover. If I had MND, I would be facing a 27 month death sentence. I am lucky. And our emergency drills worked like clockwork, so the incident was contained, I was out of there, and the expedition resumed rapidly. So the team are kiting harder, more determined, and are asking you to dig deep, as they are doing, to donate to the cause, which is funding to find the cure to MND (ALS) - the project we are backing is a very specific tangible project - using zebrafish as the model rather than mice - to speed up the science to get the results faster. All donations go to the cause. The kitesurfers themselves paid for the support boats/logistics.

Thank You

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