This is the first (and hopefully only time) I ever have, or ever will, ask anybody for any money ever
I couldn't not do this though
The timing couldn't be worse for me in my business right now, we're climbing to Everest Base Camp in Nov! The air is apparently 50% of the oxygen level, that it is in Sydney. I haven't bought one item of gear (like proper hiking boots for instance!), let alone done any proper training
I joke because all of the above and the next bits are 100% true!
I don't know if I can do it (I'm praying I don't drop out first on the way up!).
I've been asked by everybody who works with me, if I've taken out key person insurance, as they think there is a chance that their business lives may be tougher if I don't come back (selfless bunch this lot!:-)
But I really don't care
I'm inspired by my friends, Jeff and Carly Millar, and their two awesome little battlers, Charlie and Zara Millar
Charlie and Zara have A-T. It isn't good, it really isn't good at all. You'll probably never meet the Millar family, but they are awesome and they deserve our help to raise money to find a cure or A-T, and quick smart, we're on the clock people!
They've been dealt a shitty hand and they are doing amazing things to handle it. Things that most of us, thankfully, will never have to face with kids at such a young age, or until we all get old and wrinkly, and slowly lose all of our faculties personally.
I'm joining a rag tag bunch of 25 blokes from Wagga Wagga, to climb Everest to base camp and raise $250K. This money will go directly to researchers, feverishly working to find the cure for this disease.
I'm so inspired that I am committing to match dollar for dollar, every donation I get on this page up to $10K AUD. If internationally, you all give more than that in the next 90 days, then I am willing to fly to the largest donor anywhere in the world, and do whatever they want me to for them for a day.
* I'll wash your feet
*I'll babysit your kids for the weekend or date night (I have 11 nieces and nephews, so I'm qualified)
*I'll gladly do an inspirational or educational speech in front of 2000 people in your company.
*I'll take you out on a private tour of Sydney Harbour and teach you how to skipper the boat.
*I'll let you drive the 1958 Lister Corvette sitting in my garage for the weekend.
*You can have my place in Lake Macquarie for 2 weeks straight, I'll come and show you round and cook you dinner.
*I'll take you on a private jet flight pretty much anywhere in the USA or Europe.
Take your pick from the above, I don't care, we need to help these guys
I just want to raise as much money as humanly possible from anybody whom I have every known, spoken a kind word too, coached, mentored, worked with, drank with, lived next door too, whatever.
I won't ask you again, this is a one time thing that I need to do, anything I have ever done for anybody in the world, I'd like to call in all those favors now please, don't keep them for later, they will never be appreciated by myself more, than for this cause.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you times infinity, for your generosity in helping me help these kids, and their amazing (they are, I don't say this shit lightly) parents, Jeff and Carly Millar.
Whether it is $10, $100, $1K or $10K, whatever you can spare at this time, I will be eternally grateful to you.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you. I will remember your generosity, in my friends time of need, and I will be responding to each donor to thank them personally.
(Fingers crossed I come back to do that!) :-/
Walk to Everest for A-T
Walk to Everest for A-T has been formed by a group of close mates in Wagga Wagga to raise awareness and much needed funds for BrAshA-T.
Jeff and Carly Millar had never heard of Ataxia-Telangiectasia until 18 months ago when they were told by doctors that they believed their son Charlie had the rare genetic disorder. Devastated and in disbelief they would later learn that their little girl Zara, was also born with A-T.
Jeff and his mates will be doing the 12 day trek from Kathmandu to Mt Everest Base Camp in November to raise much need funds.
The trek will be hard but not as hard as what potentially lies ahead for Charlie (4yrs), his sister Zara (2yrs), and the other 30-40 children in Australia living with A-T.
There is a cure out there, we just need to find it!
We thank you in advance for your generosity, it is greatly appreciated!
Dylan De Britt
Please help fight this genetic disorder. Every dollar counts!
Your support helps fund research into a cure for A-T and supporting Australian families affected by A-T.
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