For the challenge, Hyundai Help for Kids and I are teaming up to support Little Wings, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities who all do incredible work supporting seriously ill children and their families. Hyundai Help for Kids will withdraw all funds raised here to distribute the money equally between the 3 organisations.
The crushing defeat I felt a year ago after attempting to set the World Record for pulling 16 cars the traditional (without teeth) way, might have crushed a lesser man. Unfortunately, one of the people sitting in one of the cars left their foot on the brake and killed the momentum. “t was tough at the time, but actually that foot-on-the-brake thing was the best thing that’s happened to me, it was a sliding-door moment because if that didn’t happen I would have got the record, we would have raised a bit of money and that was it, but because I missed it that’s inspired me to do some really crazy stuff, to explore the real showman side of the strong man thing, the spectacle, and to raise a lot more money, and attention, by pulling things with my teeth.
This cause is close to my heart as when I was a child my kidney ruptured and I underwent long hospital stays. With the support of community organisations, I was able to pull through. Now, I want to give back that best way I know how.
At Bankstown Airport on November 17th (GWR Day ), I will be pulling 16 Hyundai vehicles collectively weighing 25 tonnes with my teeth to break the Guinness World Record.
For those unfamiliar with my pulls, take a look at my training videos in the lead up to the record-breaking attempt. Just the other week, I pulled eight Hyundai cars six meters. Time to add eight more and go for it!
Let's break this world record and support three incredible local children's charities along the way. Share, donate and follow my journey #CarPullforKids
"Ava was your typical happy, bubbly 3-year-old living on a farm between Forbes and West Wyalong with me, her dad (Andrew) and four big sisters. When she hadn't been feeling well for a couple of days and then turned a bit of a funny colour, I drove her 50km into Forbes to see a doctor. I had no idea what lay ahead.
By 1am the next morning, doctors had diagnosed Ava with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, and unfortunately it was 98% of her bone marrow. By 4am Ava was admitted to the oncology ward and she commenced treatment later that morning.
Without Little Wings Ava would have been unable to see her family during treatment to which doctor’s considered a really important part of her recovery and would have been away from home for well over 9 months. Little Wings made it possible for her to return home to spend much needed time with her older sisters, pets and familiar surroundings on the family farm.
Throughout her treatment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and all the time away from the family home & support network Kathie & Ava sort refuge at Ronald McDonald House Westmead.
“If The Children’s Hospital at Westmead saved our daughter’s life then Little Wings & Ronald McDonald House Charities saved our family. There is no way we would have coped without them all and for that our family will be forever grateful” says Ava’s mother Kathie.
Thank you to the following organisations for making this event possible!
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- Chelsea Coupar
- Jenny Brink
- Craig Neilson
- Mr Paul a Blegg
- Angela Pirotta
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