A very special beach walk will take place on the 17th of August, called “Dakota’s Trail”.
Started last year by the amazing mother of an equally amazing young woman called Dakota, the walk is to raise money for research into a rare condition called Freidreich Ataxia.
Freidreich Ataxia is a degenerative neurological condition which is significantly debilitating. It causes co-ordination difficulties, problems with walking, slurred speach and eventually progresses to incapacitation and cardiac failure.
Dakota is a local young person, living and going to school on the Redcliffe Peninsula. She was diagnosed with Freidreich Ataxia a little while ago and her family is doing everything they can to raise money for research into the condition in the hopes it can save their daughter’s life.
It’s an incredibly sad story. No family would want this for their child, and it’s always heartbreaking to learn of yet another condition which can affect young people and their families. Despite Dakota’s prognosis, and despite the fact there is currently no treatment or cure for the condition, Dakota is a happy, determined, incredible young woman doing everything in her power to live her life to the fullest. She is an inspiration.
The Youth Space has had the privilege of meeting Dakota, and we were deeply moved by her story and her courage.
We’d like to invite you to join some of our team on Saturday to walk “Dakota’s Trail” and raise money for research into this condition.
When: Saturday, the 17th of August 2013
Where: Redcliffe Jetty, up to Scarborough Beach
Registrations: 9am for a 9:30 start
Entry Donations are $10 for a single person or $20 for a family.
The Youth Space is proud to be a sponsor of this important event. We hope you can join us, and everyone else who will be marching to raise money to combat Freidreich Ataxia.
If you’re unable to make the walk, but would like to donate online go to: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/dakotastrail2013.