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Walk 4 Wings 2013

Dontate to Wespac Rescue Helicopter Services through Every Day HeroMy Story

On the 31st March 2012 I fell from the sky and broke my spine in two places. I had taken off from the internationally popular paragliding site, Mt Borah, Manilla, NSW, Australia, flying a paraglider cross country. The crash occurred just north of Barraba, about 37kms out. The Wespac helicopter was called and I was flown to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle where I received expert medical care.

I am so grateful I can walk and have to recovered so well. I would like to show my appreciation and give back.

In May 2013 I celebrated my ability to walk and do all the crazy things I love to do, by embarking on a journey that took a little more than two months to complete. I walked the Canning Stock Route, alone; 1657km of remote Western Australian desert. This is the first time anyone has done it alone and I started out on the track 14 months after breaking my back.

Thank you to those who walked with me, following my progress across the desert via www.canningwalker.com and for showing your support for Wespac Rescue Helicopter Service. Had I not been the beneficiary of this free community service, walking the Canning Stock Route may not have been possible. By supporting Wespac Rescue Helicopter Services we keep an accident response service in the air where it makes a real difference to the lives of ordinary people.

 

 

This is the link to the Official Fundraiser page, Every Day Hero. A total of $930 was raised. Every cent, less Every Day Hero commissions, went to Wespac Rescue Helicopter Services. No monies were awarded to me in any form. Thank you all for your generous support!

Donations Summary

Thank You Supporters!


Anonymous

Gave $50 07 Aug 2013

Hi Gaynor, I did the same thing but in Spain. Did they opperate. I'd love to hear your side. Cheers Tony Sandeberg 0413593054

Anonymous

Gave $50 06 Aug 2013

Kim - Artist

Gave $50 21 Jun 2013

Go my brave daughter & stay safe on your lonely quest!

Nir Eshed

Gave $100 17 Jun 2013

Live to fly, fly to live, follow u'r dreams & help them come true.

Steve P

Gave $50 02 May 2013

They are an invaluable service

Gavin Morris.

Gave $50 02 May 2013

Go Gaynor.

Anonymous

Gave $50 02 May 2013

Best of the luck with everything Gaynor! Live the dream!

Anonymous

Gave $100 30 Apr 2013

Cliff

Gave $200 22 Apr 2013

Rex Shaw

Gave $50 21 Apr 2013

Anonymous

Gave $50 21 Apr 2013

Phil B

Gave $100 21 Apr 2013

Go Gaynor Go

Terra

Gave $30 31 Mar 2013

Your story is incredible and what you are doing is amazing

 

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