BILOELA woman Ursula Sleeman will start the adventure of next year's life with an eight-day walk around the Great Wall of China.
And the three has an emotional meaning for her mother – she will have the honor of her late husband, Todd, who passed away earlier this year.
In February 2016, Todd was diagnosed with myeloma, a treatable but untreatable blood cancer that affected plasma cells, and unfortunately died on January 26th.
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Todd was born in Rockhampton and spent his childhood years in Cawarral and Barlow Hill before going to high school on St Brendan in Yeppoon.
After completing her school, she started her career in 1978 in the finance department of the Livingstone Shire Council.
The trek is led by the fundraising fundraising group, Inspired Adventures, which collects money for the Leukemia Foundation.
The tour in June next year will begin and end in Beijing and will be held in the Great Wall as well as other major attractions such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.
Ursula said, "We have overcome this difficulty by giving back to the Leukemia Foundation for everything we do for our family and honoring my late Todd and my brave fight against myeloma." Said.
"I am aiming to continue to provide practical and emotional support to families, like ours, when they need to contribute to research into discovering safer and more effective therapies when they need to reposition the Leukemia Foundation with your life-saving treatment to your loved ones. and to help people achieve a better quality of life.
"The Leukemia Foundation provided our family with accommodation in Brisbane and in 2016 for eight and a half months and during the next two months of December 2017 provided other practical help and emotional support.
Kolay The help we provided was heart warming and generous, and made it a little easier to be away from home, work, school, family and community.
”I believe that our family will return to the wonderful services they receive and continue to offer the services of the Leukemia Foundation and hopefully one day will find a cure for all blood cancers.“
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The trek will give Ursula a number of personal challenges, physically, mentally and emotionally.
It will push the boundaries, meet new people and go abroad for the first time without Todd.
”There will also be a good bonding experience with people who think i we all have stories to share,“ he said.
"It will be an eye-catching country … not a country I would consider to visit."
Ursula, who has never done anything like it before, thinks the journey is underestimating the physical power it will take. Biloela Fitness sponsored Ursula with a six-month membership in honor of the charity trekin.
”I have a fitness task ahead of me,“ he said.
Stunning trek gave Ursula a new direction in his life.
"It makes me think about how much life can be saved."
Ursula has a family and friends team that will coordinate fundraising events and events.
Should raise at least $ 3500 and have a target of $ 5000.