Samuel Courtenay

I'm walking for a world without type one diabetes

My Progress

I'm walking 125km for a world without type 1 diabetes

Distance Goal:

125km

Distance travelled:

127km

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’s Story

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

Shared Page

Reached Fundraising Target

Stepper

Strider

Power Walker

Athlete

Elite Walker

Increased Fundraising Target Over $500

Completed 25 KMs

Completed 50 KMs

Completed 75 KMs

Completed 100 KMs

Completed 125KMs

Completed 150 KMs

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.02k

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

$720

Newall Family

Legend! Good luck Sam. Love the Newalls.

$300

Katrina And Matthew Courtenay

Go Sammy! We are so proud of you. Love Mum and Dad x x x

$263.75

Gillian Nina Rutherford

$263.75

Paki Family

Good stuff Sam! Really admire you making a difference, when this has been such a challenging time for you.🏉🏆🏆🏆

$263.75

Will, Men, Scott And Rachel

This is so great Sam. What a legend you are!

$263.75

Bellantonios

Go Sam! See you on one of runs around the hood. X

$263.75

Lou, Gus, Theo, Maddie And Hunter

$263.75

Alan Hill

Good luck Sam

$250

Pam Slater

We’ll done Sam! You’re a legend!! Love from Tony and Pam

$250

Carroll Family

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

$250

William Dixon

Mate! That’s a really long way to walk. Hope you don’t get too tired. Can’t wait to see you at cricket!

$250

Flynn Daggett

Sounds easy to me! 😉 let’s do it! With you all the way Buddy! X

$211

Georgi Macdiarmid

We’re with you every step of the way Sam! So proud of you! Love Daisy, Millie, Will and Georgi xoxo

$158.25

Kochy/mel/harrison/stella.

Good on you Sammy - awesome effort and we are all right behind you. Kochy, Mel, Harrison & Stella. XOXO

$158.25

Barbara & Stuart Courtenay

Sam, we're wishing you well through every step! Lots of love from Grandma and Grumpy. XX

$158.25

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

$150

Ed Timmins

Go get them Sam!

$105.50

Brooke Sullivan

Well done Sam , all the very best for your walk

$105.50

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.

$105.50

Watson Family

Go Sam! Great effort for a great cause.

$105.50

Pearso

Great work Sam-nice start in Noosa!

$105.50

Apfels

Good luck Sam! Love from Salvy.

$105.50

Paula And Bill

Love it Sam. A fabulous endeavour from one brave young boy.

$105.50

Jon Bowden

What an amazing challenge! We’ll be following your progress…go get ‘em, Sam!

$105.50

Deb And Steve Smith

$105.50

Natalie Ward

Go Sam!!!! Very proud of you doing this !! Xx Natalie, Simon, Bella and Hamilton

$105.50

Fleur Kennedy

Go Sam!! Seeing you out jogging a few days ago we know you will smash the 125kms! Fleur, Steve, Lily & Poppy.

$105.50

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.

$105.50

Kernow Environmental Health

Good luck on the walk Sam!!

$105.50

Andrew, Sheri, Lily & Isla

We are so proud of you Sam!! Lots of love, Uncle Andrew, Aunty Sheri, Lily & Isla XX

$105.50

Jock, Harry & Jonty Griffiths

Great job Sambo!

$105.50

Felix Yamamoto

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

$105.50

The Cowans

You are amazing Sam!! Lots of love The Cowans

$105.50

Mclennan Family

We are very proud of you Sammy!

$105.50

Adlam Fam

Go Sam. 125km is a long way - but you probably do that in your sleep!

$105.50

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.

$105.50

Kate Strahorn

Hi Sam You’ll smash 125km 👊👊. All of the Strahorns are cheering you on

$105.50

Sam Kierse And The Kierse Family

Go Sam! You’re awesome.

$105.50

Main Family

Go Sam! Good luck and well done. Love, Lou, Will, Liv, Alessandra and George Main x

$105.50

Archie Smith

You’ve got this Sam!

$105.50

Ken Glover

Well done Sammy

$105.50

Pam Glover

Go Sam. You are amazing. We are so proud of you Love Tricky and GG

$105.50

Fleur Wright

Great stuff Sam!

$100

Tommy Glover

Go Sam!!

$100

Jane & Dick

Go Sam!

$100

Medtronic

We're proud to support your walk for T1D research

$100

Jock Griffiths

It's been a tough year, but you're a tough kid Sammy and I'll be by your side mate 💙 Jock

$100

Evie B

Go Sam!

$100

Ronald Schwarz

$100

Joanna And James Butler

Go Sammy! We are very proud of you, Love Jo and James

$75

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

$75

Medtronic

We're proud to support your walk for T1D research

$52.75

The Keen Family

Well done Sammy love Ben, Jess, Liv, Xav, Sam & Henry

$52.75

Claire Hughes

Go Sam!

$52.75

Isaac Evans-cruttenden

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 💪

$52.75

Josie Ashton

What an awesome effort! You’ve got this Sam.

$52.75

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

$52.75

Jack Watt

Jack and Cooper Watt

$52.75

Lucy Dunn

Great work Sam!

$52.75

Carolyn Thomas

Good luck Sam! So happy to help ❌❌❌

$52.75

Will & Lachlan Brennan

Great job Sam!! Such a long way to walk but we believe in you! (PS go the chooks!)

$52.75

George & Carol Conomos

Best wishes Sam!

$52.75

Amy Spanton

$52.75

Lloyd Boys

Go Sammy 💪

$52.75

Amy Rice

Go Sam!

$52.75

Mary King

Great effort Sam and I hope it makes a difference.

$52.75

Jamison Rose

Great job Sam! From Jambo

$52.75

Felicity Slater

Well done, Sam! And love to the whole family. Can’t WAIT to see you all in December xx

$52.75

Jan Ohalloran

Good on you Sam, making such a difference for a great cause.

$52.75

Harry & Lachie Ferguson

Go Sam! From Harry and Lachie

$52.75

Michael Buckley

Go mate

$50

Leon And Christine

With you Sam. Great work. Leon

$50

Rozzie Hurrell

So very proud of you Sam!

$50

Jack Courtenay

Hope you reach your goal Sam you are a great brother and I am very proud of you from Jack

$50

Shaan Verco

$42.20

Finn & Eli Bowden

We are pulling for you Sam.

$26.38

Anonymous

$26.38

Nicola Unite

Go, Sam! What an awesome initiative.

$26.38

Brianna Seale

$26.38

Libby Albert

Thanks for sharing Ray and good luck to you Sam!! You are an inspiring young man. Libby

$21.10

Anonymous

$20

Cassie Butler

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

$20

Briar

You’re amazing Sam! Well done and keep up the great work!

$20

Chloe Courtenay ????

hi Sam I just sent you some money 💰 💵💵💸 Love from Chloe

$20

Annabelle Butler

Go Sammy. This is the rest of my birthday money and I couldn't be happier to donate it to you! Love Belle

$10.55

Naomi Jones

Go Sam!