Be inspired by Adrian Neil Fisse
I am passionate and driven to compete in this event.
In 1997 I lost my older brother, Stephen, to Leukaemia. He was only 26 and his death has since left my family devastated. At the time, I was only 20 - and lost a mentor and a good mate. It was a crushing experience and I always miss him.
In 2008, my mother-in-law, Jane Wilson, suffered from pancreatic cancer and eventually passed at the age of 59. She was a second mum to me and I loved her dearly. She was barely well enough to meet my 2nd daughter, Elise who was only weeks old.
And now, in 2011, my own wife Sarah has suffered ongoing complications. It was discovered mid year that she had colon cancer. After intensive surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments over 4 months with 6 to go - we simply battle on, keep our fingers crossed and try not to think about the percentage chances. We have done so while looking after 3 children under the age of 5 and with no break in work.
We've had some rough times and a particularly rough 2011. However we look forward to 2012, with the hope for better health and the end of a very tough battle for my wife. For me, as an avid cyclist, I look forward to smashing the fundraising targets I have set for myself and the 200km journey.
If one small donation positively affects a family, like mine, going through cancer - you have no idea how much it will mean to them, and you will have done such a wonderful thing. Any contribution is worthwhile. So I ask you to consider others that may have similar experiences to ours. Please contribute to this history-making event with a donation. I thank you in advance for your help.
Thank you in advance for your help.