Dedicated aunt and uncle, runners and walkers for Down syndrome
Fiona and John Waters took part in their first Buddy Walk in 2009, in support of Fiona's nephew, who was recently diagnosed with Down syndrome. This year they will bring along 12 month old Leila - she was due to arrive on the day of Buddy Walk, but considerately waited another 2 weeks to make her appearance.
They've had good training for this leisurely walk and picnic - all three participated in the City 2 Surf in August, and raised $1,000 in sponsorship for Down Syndrome NSW - how dedicated is that? Fiona said,
Finishing the race was without a doubt the hardest thing we have ever done yet at the same time it was one of our most rewarding achievements. We raised $1,000 for Down Syndrome NSW and are extremely proud of our efforts and very grateful to all who supported us.
Thank you so much for your support and fundraising, and we look forward to meeting Leila on Sunday week, at Buddy Walk - Sydney. Your nephew is a lucky little boy.