I'm walking 125km for a world without type 1 diabetes
Why I am doing this!I was diagnosed with T1D in June and it has been a very challenging time. I want to raise funds to help Diabetes research to help people with T1D and so that Diabetes doesn’t exist anymore!
Sam was diagnosed out of the blue in June 2022. His life has been completely turned upside down since then and as a family we have had to learn a whole new way of existing. Sam’s constant blood glucose checks, insulin injections and food management are keeping him alive and it’s been a huge adjustment to make. We are so proud of how he has tackled it but it is a constant daily battle with many ups and downs. We are super proud of him putting his diagnosis to good use and raising funds this October to help in the ongoing research.
My Completed Missions in the JDRF Blue Army
Commit to a World Without T1D
Set Profile Picture
Donated to self
Reached Fundraising Target
Increased Fundraising Target Over $500
Completed 25 KMs
Completed 50 KMs
Completed 75 KMs
Completed 100 KMs
Completed 150 KMs
Thank you to my Sponsors
The Body Refinery -susan Cottrell
Awesome to see someone so young marching forward - very proud of you and your family diabetes type 1 is brutal and we are so proud of how you have handled your journey… lots of love The Cottrell’s and The Body Refinery
Legend! Good luck Sam. Love the Newalls.
Katrina And Matthew Courtenay
Go Sammy! We are so proud of you. Love Mum and Dad x x x
Gillian Nina Rutherford
Good stuff Sam! Really admire you making a difference, when this has been such a challenging time for you.🏉🏆🏆🏆
Will, Men, Scott And Rachel
This is so great Sam. What a legend you are!
Go Sam! See you on one of runs around the hood. X
Lou, Gus, Theo, Maddie And Hunter
Good luck Sam
We’ll done Sam! You’re a legend!! Love from Tony and Pam
Sam - great to see you striding out the kms around Noosa. Your efforts and activism have prompted us to raise our awareness about T1D. Keep up the great work. Gav, Sar, Flynny, Austo and Lessie
Mate! That’s a really long way to walk. Hope you don’t get too tired. Can’t wait to see you at cricket!
Sounds easy to me! 😉 let’s do it! With you all the way Buddy! X
We’re with you every step of the way Sam! So proud of you! Love Daisy, Millie, Will and Georgi xoxo
Good on you Sammy - awesome effort and we are all right behind you. Kochy, Mel, Harrison & Stella. XOXO
Barbara & Stuart Courtenay
Sam, we're wishing you well through every step! Lots of love from Grandma and Grumpy. XX
Meg, Oli, Lulu And Tommgayber
Go Sammy! So proud of how you have faced this challenge and no doubt you will smash the 125km goal and then some. Xxx
Go get them Sam!
Well done Sam , all the very best for your walk
The Colquhoun Family
You are an inspiration Sam - all the best for your walk. With love and best wishes from Charles, Sarah , Will and Anna Colquhoun.
Go Sam! Great effort for a great cause.
Great work Sam-nice start in Noosa!
Good luck Sam! Love from Salvy.
Paula And Bill
Love it Sam. A fabulous endeavour from one brave young boy.
What an amazing challenge! We’ll be following your progress…go get ‘em, Sam!
Deb And Steve Smith
Go Sam!!!! Very proud of you doing this !! Xx Natalie, Simon, Bella and Hamilton
Go Sam!! Seeing you out jogging a few days ago we know you will smash the 125kms! Fleur, Steve, Lily & Poppy.
The Jephcott Family
Sam, You're doing a great job on this and we wish you and the many researchers working behind the scenes rapid success in all endeavours.
Kernow Environmental Health
Good luck on the walk Sam!!
Andrew, Sheri, Lily & Isla
We are so proud of you Sam!! Lots of love, Uncle Andrew, Aunty Sheri, Lily & Isla XX
Jock, Harry & Jonty Griffiths
Great job Sambo!
Good on you mate! I am sure you’ll smash your goal. Keep up the outstanding work on being an all round top human. Ray, Felix, Izzy & Rocky
You are amazing Sam!! Lots of love The Cowans
We are very proud of you Sammy!
Go Sam. 125km is a long way - but you probably do that in your sleep!
Lorraine (raine) Bowden
Dear Sam, I know it has been really difficult for you since you found out you have Type 1 diabetes but I want to acknowledge your bravery & commitment in all of this. You are an inspiration. Love Rainey & Murrae.
Hi Sam You’ll smash 125km 👊👊. All of the Strahorns are cheering you on
Sam Kierse And The Kierse Family
Go Sam! You’re awesome.
Go Sam! Good luck and well done. Love, Lou, Will, Liv, Alessandra and George Main x
You’ve got this Sam!
Well done Sammy
Go Sam. You are amazing. We are so proud of you Love Tricky and GG
Great stuff Sam!
Jane & Dick
We're proud to support your walk for T1D research
It's been a tough year, but you're a tough kid Sammy and I'll be by your side mate 💙 Jock
Joanna And James Butler
Go Sammy! We are very proud of you, Love Jo and James
Wendy Mesley And Family
Sam. We wish you well in this challenge and with the new challenges you face in your life. Keep that smile 😃 going
We're proud to support your walk for T1D research
The Keen Family
Well done Sammy love Ben, Jess, Liv, Xav, Sam & Henry
I remember the first day I came into 4R and when I saw you I thought in my mind he is going to be my friend and I know you will stay very healthy & fit, go Sammy 💪
What an awesome effort! You’ve got this Sam.
Roisin And Michael Glover
Congratulations Sam on all of your effort, you have done an amazing job! Lots of love from Michael, Roisin, Matthew, Elizabeth, Patrick and Eloise
Jack and Cooper Watt
Great work Sam!
Good luck Sam! So happy to help ❌❌❌
Will & Lachlan Brennan
Great job Sam!! Such a long way to walk but we believe in you! (PS go the chooks!)
George & Carol Conomos
Best wishes Sam!
Go Sammy 💪
Great effort Sam and I hope it makes a difference.
Great job Sam! From Jambo
Well done, Sam! And love to the whole family. Can’t WAIT to see you all in December xx
Good on you Sam, making such a difference for a great cause.
Harry & Lachie Ferguson
Go Sam! From Harry and Lachie
Leon And Christine
With you Sam. Great work. Leon
So very proud of you Sam!
Hope you reach your goal Sam you are a great brother and I am very proud of you from Jack
Finn & Eli Bowden
We are pulling for you Sam.
Go, Sam! What an awesome initiative.
Thanks for sharing Ray and good luck to you Sam!! You are an inspiring young man. Libby
Hi Sammy, I love you. I wish you didn't have diabetes, sorry you do. I know you would rather not have it. Love from Cassie
You’re amazing Sam! Well done and keep up the great work!
Chloe Courtenay ????
hi Sam I just sent you some money 💰 💵💵💸 Love from Chloe
Go Sammy. This is the rest of my birthday money and I couldn't be happier to donate it to you! Love Belle