Monday, 21 March 2016

An exhilarating and unexpectedly moving finish to K2C 2016

Greg Simmons, President, Down Syndrome NSW, at the finish line for Kosciuszko to Coogee , Saturday 19 March 2016:
I had the privilege this morning of meeting Lance, Leigh, Evan and Shane and was humbled by the experience. I also met the beautiful Alicia, talked to proud parents, partners families and friends of these blokes and for a moment relived their journey through Lance's inspiring words.  

Nearly $14k raised which is fantastic but it's the awareness, the positivity, the community involvement, the connecting of members that is priceless.  
And when I thought the morning could not get anymore special a couple turned up with a beautiful 5 week old baby girl born with Down Syndrome - they had googled DS and living at Coogee saw the link to K2C. Bravely they thought they would wander down, not having had any connection to the DS community previously. The community gathered around, Lance and the guys shared their story, we talked and shared experiences and emotions as parents.  
Lance, Leigh, Evan and Shane you have created something special and powerful - thanks for bring us on your journey and can't wait till K2C 2017!  
If you have read this please show your support and appreciation of these blokes by donating here (the donation page will remain open for another 4 weeks).
Read the K2C team's own accounts of the last few days and the exciting, and unexpectedly moving finish of Kosciuszko to Coogee 2016 here.

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