The Uh-O'Dwyers

20 years ago, this October, Michael O'Dwyer, was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 19 months. He is a stoic and inspiring young man. Our family hope for improved outcomes for people living with T1D and a future free of this insidious disease.

We're doing the JDRF One Walk Step Challenge to defeat T1D! That means we'll be walking 100KM in October to acknowledge 100 years since the ground-breaking discovery of insulin.

Why? To drive progress toward improving lives and defeating T1D, and change the lives of more than 125,000 Australians who battle this disease every day in the process.

Type 1 diabetes can strike anyone at any time, and 8 Australians will be diagnosed today. Diagnosis means a 24/7 fight with no break and facing an extra 180 decisions a day to remain safe and healthy.

DONATE NOW to help the #JDRFBlueArmy and help create a world without T1D. Thank you.

Our Completed Missions in the JDRF Blue Army

Platoon Rank

Squadron Rank

Commando Rank

Special Ops Rank

Set Profile Picture

Achieved Fundraising Target

Increased Fundraising Target over $500

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Rose Donnelly

You are that kid in school who got the most donations for the walkathon 🤬 #bigfishfriendswithrichkids

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Jack Holdsworth

Lessgooooooo

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Joan O'dwyer

It was scary when you were little. I am sorry that it is still so difficult. I am so pleased you are so pragmatic about how you deal with this. We know so little about disabilities, T1D included. Congratulations

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Neil & Kathy Adams

Thanks for sharing your story - it is so enlightening to hear your perspective. Hats off to you and your parents (and other family members, no doubt).

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Shivkrit

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Anonymous

Hi Michael, you will kill it. Uncle P.

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Corrinne & Doug

Well done Michael, champion effort! If you are walking around Laurieton at all, let us know - we would love to join you. xxx

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N & K Adams

All the best Mary-Anne

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Lisa Jamie Stella Gus & Dan

Good on you Paddy 🥰

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Digby And Jody Graham

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Mary-anne O'dwyer

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Michael O'dwyer

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Jack Sigler

You are a king sir 👑

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Anonymous

Well done Michael. As you say in your essay this affliction has a long history and each generation has a role to play in beating it. Put another way picking up the arrow shot by the previous generation where it has fallen and shooting it forward.

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Alice Carstens

Let’s diabeat this thing xxxx

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Annie Barham

well done Mary-Anne xx

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Annie Barham

xx

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Luke Parker

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Lee Carter

Blessings to you all Mem

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Maree Ridgway

Go for it, legend! Much love from afar from an old friend of your Mum's. (Not too weird, I hope.)

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Patrick O'dwyer

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Danial Cornall

Very informative post from Michael, learnt a lot, good on you guys

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Joel Collison

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Joan O'dwyer

I didn't know you were participating as well. What a tricky way to get more sponsorship!! Good luck.

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Bea Ryan

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Michael Ramstadius

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Isaac Nelson

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Isaac Nelson

Remember that school trip to Canberra? We made you sleep on the couch so your mother wouldn’t wake us up, hope this can make up for that.

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Antonia Johnstone

You’re the absolute best.

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Adam Binks

You wouldn’t know your struggle at first glance mod, I have so much respect for you seeing how motivated you can be with anything you set your mind to. Not to mention you’re also a ripped beast 😎

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Billy Dodds

Go long, go far, bröther

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Anton Baxter

Go get them chief! I there is a man who could conquer the world walking it’s you! 🚶‍♀️ 💪

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Elena Mitchell

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Shivani

Absolute champ and 100% support your cause

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Michael Ramstadius

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Jane Sheehy

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Dominique Poots

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Sophie Ohlin

What a way to bring in 20 years xo good luck Mod!!!

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Georgia Hinds

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Julian

Allahu Akbar

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Cate

Good on you Pat

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Hannah Rietveld

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Lorri

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Jack Schwager

Shot mod!

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Andrew Thomas

I had no idea man, really admire how you've managed it. Good luck!