Madeleine Caoduro

The MS Plus Ikara-Flinders Ranges Adventure

Marching for Mum <3

In May next year my Brother and I will complete a trek for 5 days of sunburnt Aussie land, through the Ikara-Flinders Ranges. Our goal? Raise $6k to go towards MS Plus, a life-saving service of heroes who help people who suffer with Multiple Sclerosis. 

Heroes like my Mum, Sue. 

Mum was diagnosed with MS in 2000. We were on a family holiday in Warnambool when her leg went numb. It traveled up her left side and eventually her vision began to be affected. "That was the nail in the coffin", Mum's vision had turned to zig-zags. Mum now lives day to day with symptoms such as foot-drop, fatigue, brain fog and memory problems. 

Mum left her job after her diagnosis to work for MS Plus. A free helpline that helps provide employment, peer support and health services to people with MS. She uses her personal experience to validate and relate to her clients, to help them when they're at their most vulnerable. 

Mum is a constant source of strength for me. I draw inspiration from her endless optimism in the face of adversity, as well as the way she lives her life helping others in need. Perhaps most importantly, the way she never lets anything get in the way of living her life will forever be motivation for how I try to lead my life. The Flinders-Ikara Trek to me seems only a small way to show that. My ultimate dream would be to find a cure for MS. For that dream I'll contribute in anyway I can. 

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1,000

Ambulance Victoria

$52.75

Dan Allwood

Epic! Can't wait to follow along

$52.75

Kelly Duncan

$52.75

Mackenzie Koch

$52.75

Kim Repcak

What a fantastic thing to do Maddie. Wishing you all the best for your trek next year

$25

Amelia Lansdown

Hey, thanks for providing me with curly wurlys at Angliss and trusting me to pay later ;) All the best with your fundraising efforts and the trek

$21.10

Matthew Raab

$10.55

Anonymous

$5.28

Jordan Ryan

$2.11

Sam Groen

Good work and thanks for the chocky

$2.11

Anonymous

$2

Anonymous

MS is not good. Chocolate is good

$1.06

Mackenzie Koch

$1.06

Anonymous

Will continue to eat chocolate for a good cause ❤️

 

We show our respect and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are the traditional custodians of this land. We pay respects to their Elders past and present.