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Scott Shaw

$1,043.60 raised

Target: $250

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In September 2017 my beautiful son Benjamin Shaw died as a result of a tragic weightlifting accident in a northern Brisbane gym. Being Ben’s Dad was the absolute highlight of my life, and losing him broke my heart and changed my life forever. In the immediate aftermath, my solace was cycling which got me through some pretty dark times.

Ben's organs saved the lives of 6 people, with one of them being Harper, a beautiful little 2 year old who had spent her entire life in hospital until she received part of Ben's liver. During a rough time post-transplant, Harper continued to demonstrate her fighting spirit and tenacity, and now I am beyond proud to say that Harper is thriving and is now living the life she should have always had. Watching Harper’s progress has given me a measure of comfort during this time.

In 2018 I rode 60km in the Cycle of Giving charity bike in Brisbane for the fist time. With the help of some generous donors I was able to raise over $3000. In 2019 I ask you again to consider donating, and even if you have the energy, to join our team Forever Ben Shaw. And if you cannot donate or ride, then that’s OK, just please consider registering your name as an organ donor with the Organ & Tissue Authority. At any one time there can be 1500 people on the waiting list in Australia, and that on average people on the transplant list can have to wait between six months and four years. In that time many poor people’s time runs out and they pass away before they get their chance.

As I've been sick this week, and for most of the week any ride was looking most unlikely, my doctor has strongly suggested that I don't do the longer ride, so to keep faith with my generous donors, I am going to ride the 10km course. I hope to be back in shape next year for the longer course.

I'm participating!

James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya QLD 4055

60KM

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$25.80 from Kym Thornton

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Thank you Kym.
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$25.80 from Merlo Coffee Matched Gift

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$51.40 from Merlo Coffee Matched Gift!

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$50.00 from Merlo Coffee Matched Gift

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$51.40 from Merlo Coffee Matched Gift!

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$51.40 from Merlo Coffee Matched Gift!

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Thank you Merlo Coffee, for your generous support of this event.
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$25.80 from Moshe Schwartz

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Thank you Moshe, Ben would be happy you donated.
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$25.80 from Christine Coleman

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Thank you Christine, I really appreciate it.
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$51.40 from STEVEN HENDERSON

Hi Scott. Sorry I haven't been in contact. I was in the Psych hospital (again) when we heard the news. I'm Dianne and I remember with fondness the day we spent with you, Dalya and Ben. Think of you often.

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Thank you, your kind donation is most appreciated. I hope you are well.
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$50.00 from Susan McEwan

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Thank you Sue

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