Team Braydon

Braydon’s Story

My beautiful boy Braydon had just turned 7 when he was diagnosed with T1D. My little pocket rocket was determined not to let this stop him doing the things he loved most in the world - playing sport. The first morning home from hospital he snuck passed our bedroom, calculated his insulin and had injected himself his first needle - at 7! He has injected himself and changed his pump cannula site everyday since.  His determination in life, sport and just to be ‘normal’ amazes us and we are just so proud of him.

But let’s not sugar coat it - yes, he is amazing but T1D bloody sucks. Until earlier this year, he survived on 5 hours sleep a night - we both did. I seriously don’t know how he functioned going to school and playing sport 7 days a week. He is the one with the annoying mum testing his sugar at half time in the footy huddle, the one that always has to carry a juice with him when he does out with his mates. He doesn’t whinge, he just gets on with it... Anyway...

I’m doing the JDRF One Walk Step Challenge to defeat T1D! That means I'll be walking 120,000 steps in October to support the 120,000 Australians living with type 1 diabetes. Why? To raise funds for research to cure, prevent and better treat type 1 diabetes. We are going to do this as a family this year - since we have nothing better to do in lockdown ?

Type 1 diabetes can strike anyone at any time, and 7 Australians are diagnosed every day. Diagnosis means a 24/7 fight with no break and facing an extra 180 decisions a day to remain safe and healthy. Brent‘s Dad Brian has had TD1 since he was 27 and our beautiful sister-in-law Leigh since she was a child. We are walking for these special people too, and all the other people and families effected by T1D ??

DONATE NOW to help the #JDRFBlueArmy and change the lives of Australians living with T1D. Thank you.

Our Completed Missions in the JDRF Blue Army

Uploaded a pic Set fundraising target Raised $500 – 'squad' status Raised $1000 – 'platoon' status Raised $2500 – 'commando' status Raised $5000 – 'special-ops' status Reached fundraising goal

Thank you to our Sponsors

$260

Anonymous

A cure would be wonderful! Thank you for doing the steps xx

$208

Allan And Laurie Carter

Anything to help our grandson defeat this horrid disease. Love to Braydon ❤️

$124.80

Embleton Family

Go bray !

$124.80

Erin & Mark Brown

Let’s do this

$124.80

Maria & Richard

You are doing well

$124.80

The Reads

Great cause!

$124.80

The Reads

Get stepping!!!

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Dunell Family

Great Work O'connor's!!

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Jeremy Cox

❤️

$104

Regan Lethbridge

$104

Tocka!

$104

Alistair Howell

Great work Danie and the family.

$100

Catrina Bice

Go Sharon and thanks for doing this!

$70

Brendan Cox

$67.60

Terri Agius

$67.60

Eddie Drohomirecki

$62.40

Sally Splatt

You’re an amazing young man Braydon.

$62.40

Skull

👍from💀

$62.40

Sheriden Vella

For Danny Boy and my beautiful sister, let’s make T1D disappear xx

$62.40

Ursula Donagal

Go Eddie Go 💪

$62.40

Rebecca Walker

$62.40

Harvie

$62.40

Anonymous

$60

The Birds

Go the O’Connors! So proud of you all!

$52

Melanie La Rosa

Go Sharon!

$52

Graham Clapton

$52

Carter Family

Fantastic cause and one close our hearts. Get those walking shoes on!!! Good luck xo

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Kylie Davies

You got this girl!!!! 💙🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️💚 Go team Braydon !!!!

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Butterworths

Go Team Brandon! Good luck guys

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Angela Barr-kemp

Nice work Jhye ..... 🙌

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Lisa Anderson

On behalf of the Ando’s. Braydon you’re a superstar!

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Sharon Kelly

$52

Trish Di Pietro

Supporting you all the way 👏👏 Love the Di Pietro's xo

$52

Heffernan/asbury Family

Awesome work team! Great cause❤️

$52

Ayla

Great cause! Thank for doing this!

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Wendy Morris

Awesome Sharon - you have my support 100%!!

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Brendan Matheson

Hey boc You are a superstar mate, keep up the great work mate and looking forward to seeing you soo ! Jamie and Matho family x

$50

Lillian Lear

You are a STAR

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The Kings

You go guys. An amazing team🙂

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Matt Ross

You're a champion Brayds - well done buddy!

$40

Danielle O'connor

$40

Kathy Bekavac

$31.20

Jhye Burton

Awesome stuff Bray!!

$31.20

Tania Robinson

Go Team Braydon! Happy to support this beautiful family

$31.20

Olivia And Tess Wheatcroft

Lots of love, from the Wheatcroft Family.

$31.20

Chickenman

Keep up the good work little ockaman

$31.20

Charlie Bice

Good luck!

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Lynda Sturt

$30

Peter Casauria

Go Lisa

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Nativo’s

Your a champ Braydon! Good luck Danie x

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Aunty Brenda Clarke

Love you to infinity.

$20.80

Jhye Burton

$20.80

Kylie Innocenzi

Go team, let's get rid of this bloody disease! What a champ you are Bray.

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Melita

Let’s do this💜

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Roa Teran

Proud of you as always. 😍😍😍

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Pat Kelly

Go Sharon!

$10.40

Mala Plymin

Great causr