Rebecca Avery

My Activity Tracking

528
kms

My target 210 kms

What Ronald McDonald House did for us while Emily was in Starship was nothing short of amazing and participating in this fundraiser is a small way I’d like to say thanks.

Hi everyone! I have signed up to complete the Ronald McDonald House to House challenge for 2021. I have to run, walk or swim 210km in the month of March (I’m not including biking – that would be too easy!) I would love it if you could click on the link and donate something, every little bit helps! This is a charity that’s pretty close to our hearts at the moment…

Some of you know that at the end of October 2020, our little girl (Emily) ended up sick. She caught a tummy bug, E. Coli. This is a pretty common illness, but unfortunately Emily caught a particular strain that releases a toxin, and can cause an illness called HUS (Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome).

We had 4 nights in Whakatane hospital, followed by 18 days in Starship Hospital. Emily had kidney failure, and inflammation on her brain. She had 5 nights in ICU and spent 2 days in an induced coma.

During this time, Clinton stayed in Ronald McDonald house for 17 nights, while I stayed there for 5 nights (as ICU doesn’t have sleeping facilities for parents).

For those of you that don’t know, Ronald McDonald House is an incredible facility, located on the hospital grounds. It’s a hostel style accommodation, that is free for families with children in Starship Hospital. It has laundry & cooking facilities, and everything you need when you find yourselves unexpectedly away from home.

Every month NZ families travel an average of 210 km for their child to receive hospital treatment away from home. Hence the fundraiser challenging us to walk, run bike or swim this distance.

Emily is doing really well now. She is still immune compromised and on daily medication for the next few months but has shown incredible resilience and to look at is no different to any other 18-month-old – incredible when you realise how sick she was just 2 months ago.

What Ronald McDonald House did for us while Emily was in Starship was nothing short of amazing and participating in this fundraiser is a small way I’d like to say thanks.
I also haven’t really done any running since then… so this might be hard work!!! If anyone would like to join me for a walk or run feel free xx

My Achievements

First Activity
Complete 1KM

You’re on the right track
25% of activity goal

Half Way
50% of activity goal

Keep Moving
75% of activity goal

Finish Line
100% of activity goal

First Donation
Raise $1

Off and racing
25% of fundraising goal

Fundraising Star
50% of fundraising goal

Almost there
75% of fundraising goal

Fundraising Champion
100% of fundraising goal

My Updates

New fundraising goal!

Tuesday 9th Feb
Wow, I can’t believe how many of you amazing people have already donated! Oh gosh- this means I’m definitely running this thing. Works out at 6.7km/day if I run every day! 

I have updated my fundraising goal to $2890. Sounds like a random amount, but 17 nights in starship, $170/night is what it costs them. 

I would love to be able to make what we cost! 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$500

Granma And Grandad ??

So much love for you, Clinton and of course Munchie. So proud of you Bex. You are awesome 😂xx

$210

Aunty Lisa, Uncle Jared, Zac And Ollie Xx

$210

Samantha Wikaira

Well done!! We just returned home from Starship & RMH last week, my 2 year old daughter had HUS too. Scariest time of our lives never having heard of HUS before this. RMH is truly amazing!! and I would have done this fundraiser myself but we were staying in the house most of March so unable to run and thought I'd support your cause from a fellow HUS Mama.

$170

Leon & Tash

Go hard, I hope km's travelled during scuba diving count

$170

Anonymous

$170

Darrell & Linda Bird

Good work guys great cause.

$150

Manuela Hospenthal

All my love to little Emily and good luck for the challenge! You rock!

$100

The Wilson’s

Very worthy cause and great effort!!! X

$100

Body Aid Clinic

A cause very close to our hearts too Becs and Clinton. Well done Becs, we are behind you all the way!

$100

Rachel Sax

All the best Bex, wishing Emily a full recovery. You guys are amazing 👏 ❤

$100

Michelle

This is one organisation that i have always wanted to support and now Is the time. Well done Bex 💓

$100

Zinks

👍🏻

$100

Brett & Glenda Beijeman

$100

Ruth And Wayne Coxhead

💕💞💕💞

$100

Suyi Chan

$100

Robert, Karen, Peter Guthrie

You are an Amazing young lady. Emily is so lucky to have you as her Mum, and we are lucky to have you as our family friend. Good luck on your challenge, of course you can achieve this, after the trials you guys have just been through. Good luck and will be following you with all our love for success.

$100

Catherine Jones

Hope all is going well

$80

Smart Accounting Services

$80

Amanda Dartnell

Much love Bex, Clinton and Emily XOXO

$80

Alicia, Shaun & Ivy

Sending love xx

$80

Nicole, Tei And Bryar

Good work Bex 🤙🏼

$80

Mary H Sax

well done bex.

$80

Matthew Pedersen

$60

Anonymous

$55

Anne Bulley

$50

Phil, Glenda, Lauren & James

$50

Emma Mckeown

❤❤ well done Bex!! Such an amazing cause. Am so happy to hear your beautiful little girl is doing much better 😊

$50

Caoimhe Newell

$50

Mark And Sharon

$50

Rendall's

💜 Lock me in for some weekend runs ~ Lena 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

$50

Ian Johnston

all the best

$50

C , J And K

Kia kaha, ka pai Rebecca, Clinton and Emily.

$50

Macdonald’s

❤️❤️❤️

$50

Karen And Chris Stanton

Good on you Bex, ka pai mahi

$50

Anne & Garry

$50

Joanne Davis

Well done Rebecca and much love to Emily xx

$50

Sandy Herewini

Sorry to hear that you have had such a rough time. I hope your little girl is well and truly on the mend now.

$50

The Pritchard’s

Keeping going my love! We’re super proud of you and what you’re doing for this cause xx

$50

Karen Fahey

You go girl. Wonderful charity, I too have used on numerous occasions.

$50

Christine Pollard / Ryder

$50

Abby <3

$50

Josh Te Aomarere

$50

Irene Law

A worthy cause. All the best with our 210km challenge.

$50

M Avery

Go Girl

$40

Henny Walker

Well done Rebecca- I can understand how difficult it was for you to get up and run those kilometres-

$40

Briar Tickelpenny

Awesome work! An amazing charity to be raising money for, a charity that has been there for so many families at some of the hardest times xx Good luck with the running!!

$40

Kirsten

Aroha

$40

Tabitha

$40

Tammie Paton

💕

$40

Julie Moore

So proud of you Bex

$40

Greg Arps

Great work Bex!

$40

Jan

Go for it Rebecca I will wait for you at the corner with a bottle of water🤣

$40

Diane And Kevin Gardner

All the best Rebecca and family.

$40

Lies Claeys

Gogo bexs lost off hugs from us

$40

Allana, Alex & Ellie Xx

Go Bex! Lots of love and a special big hug to Emily xx

$40

Pip Walker

$40

Greet

Take care xxx Greet, Patrick and Nathan

$40

Anonymous

Awesome work Bex!! Definitely a great achievement 😅 Hope you're all doing well ❤

$40

Karen

Hi Bex, So sorry to hear your little girl has been unwell. I am super impressed that you can get up before your toddler!!

$30

Andy & Sarah Galbraith

$30

Aunty Jenny

Much love to you all.

$20

Carol Sanford

$20

Maree Wills

Love what you are doing Bex, such an amazing cause x

$20

Chris & Vicki Davey

All the best to you guys. Have fun, Rebecca!! Such a great cause.💖

$20

Craig Hancock

$20

Summer Byrne

Your little girl is unbelievably strong just like all of you xxx

$20

Anonymous

$20

Kris Byrne

Wishing you all the best on your efforts xo

$20

Nana Betty

$20

Tracey Ashley

Well done Bex, a worthy cause. Where would we be without the fabulous support of Ronald McDonald House. Had to say there once when Caroline was little.

$15

Ivan Claeys

$15

Taash M

You go Bex!!!

$15

Scott Pedersen

$15

Stacey Fisher

Awesome stuff Becs! Amazing cause and you guys are awesome. All the best for clocking up those kms!

$15

Danielle B

Goodluck with all the running! Definitely for an awesome cause.

$15

Jess Thomson

$10

Lucy Scurr

Sending love to you all xx