Fye started paddling back in 2007 and has attended the last 5 world championships as both paddler and drummer. In this time she has won 5 gold, 14 silver and 4 bronze, 5 gold and 4 silver of those at the worlds in Szeged, Hungary.
Mid 2016 she was diagnosed with inoperable Pancreatic Cancer and the treatments started. Chemo and Radiation therapies in the beginning, no hair, a gap in between then a very severe chemo called Folfox which was worse than the cancer. Through all this she stayed positive and made the 2017 National Australian Team (Auroras), winning 3 silver and 2 bronze medals in China.
Even though it has come at a cost to her health. She remains committed to getting the awareness for Pancreatic Cancer out to the general public.
Pancreatic Cancer is the poor cousin to all the celebrity ones; Breast, Prostate, Skin, but it kills more easily as you don’t know you have it till it spreads.
Fye’s aim is to raise the awareness of pancreatic cancer by getting it out there and to do this she is entering a dragon boat team in the 2018 Chinese New Year Dragon Boat Corporate Team event against other like minded teams. This is on Sunday 25th February at Darling Harbour.
HOW YOU CAN HELP FYE
We need to raise funds for Fye's team entry fees and uniforms. The campaign also intends to raise funds to contribute towards building further awareness of Pancreatic Cancer as well as supporting research advancing treatments.
Every little bit helps, we don't have to stop at the 25K and we have various categories in case you have a lot of loose change or your company does.