Believing in what is possible.
As the second year doing this 10km paddle, I know that it takes commitment and resistance. It can be a bit daunting at first but after a little while, you get used to the water and the board and you realise just how incredible it is for it to be on the water.
I used to be a little frightened of what was under the shining surface of the water and into the depth below, I used to worry about what would happen if I fell in... But then I would tell myself why I'm doing it... I would tell myself that I've got amazing people all around me who will support me and is supporting everybody that is struggling with cancer. That I am doing this for my Grandpa. Even if he cannot be here now, I know he is watching me and all I want to do is make him proud...
Through personal experience, hearing that someone close to you has cancer is really hard. It is something you just don't want to believe is true. My Grandpa was an incredible person and always knew how to make everyone around him smile. I hope that by doing this paddle across the bay, I can make him smile.
I feel so blessed to be doing this 10km paddle with so many people that want to make a difference for the thousands of people that are suffering from cancer, just as I hope to do.
So please stand up too and help us make a difference... Every cent counts for something...
- Talia :)
I'm paddling to support Cancer Council Victoria
Thank you so much for supporting me :)
Every year, over 31,600 Victorians hear the words ‘you have cancer’. Their lives will change in an instant, as will those of the people around them.
I'm helping Cancer Council Victoria to change this by joining Australia's largest stand up paddle event.
By supporting me, you’ll be funding ground-breaking cancer research, prevention programs and support services that offer a helping hand to all people affected by cancer.
Thank you to my supporters
Kathleen & Justin Thomas
Nic & Sonia
Madison De Sousa