The Life of a Fundraiser

By | February 17th, 2013|Friends, Motivation, MS|

If you ever have anything to do with a charity organisation you understand how hard it is to fundraise.  I think that most people will receive on average about 4-5 requests a week for money for this walk, or that ride, or to sell tickets for someone!  I'm afraid that I am one of those [...]

The Big Swim

By | January 29th, 2013|Friends, Motivation, MS, Racing, Speaking|

On Saturday I flew up to Sydney compliments of MS Research Australia (MSRA)  to take part in The Big Swim.  The charity partner of the swim was MSRA and I had been asked to not only swim but speak at a fundraising lunch for the 'Kiss Goodbye to MS' campaign. The swim was from Palm [...]

The Challenge of the Australian Weather

By | January 17th, 2013|MS, Racing|

Living in Australia can sometimes challenge someone with MS when it comes to dealing with the heat.  Especially if you are an athlete living with MS.  A lot of people with MS have an intolerance to the heat and if our core body temperature goes up then our symptoms can become worse. Years ago doctors used [...]

A Sporting Weekend!

By | January 14th, 2013|Friends, Motivation, MS, Racing|

After my first week of the new drug I have been put on I didn't get to do much exercise on the week days this past week as they weren't really sure how the drug would affect my heart with the intensity of working out that I do.  By Friday I was going nuts so [...]

Medicating my MS

By | January 9th, 2013|MS|

When I was diagnosed with MS back in 1998 it was immediately suggested that I go on an immunotherapy drug.  At the time there was only one drug on the market Beta Interferon, which was adminstered by self injection.  It was a very small needle and a subcutaneous injection, which meant that it just went [...]

The Right Attitude

By | January 4th, 2013|Family, Friends, Motivation, MS|

While growing up I think I probably heard from every adult in my life that "if you have the right attitude you can do anything".  This wasn't just from my parents but teachers as well.  I think as kids we all just roll our eyes at what is said to us by the adults and [...]

Tim’s Voyage (Madness on the Sea!)

By | December 29th, 2012|Friends, MS|

Today I met up with a friend of mine Tim Spiteri for a coffee to wish him well on a journey that he is about to undertake.  It isn't the type of journey that most of the world would ever do.  He is about to row from the Canary Islands to Port St. Charles in [...]