Ava’s Purple Warriors

Hello! Together with family and friends, we are Ava’s Purple Warriors!

Ava is 14 and has had focal epilepsy for five years now, which means different types of seizures can arise from one small area of her brain. Her type of focal epilepsy has been very hard to manage with medication and she’s tried lots of different ones that aren’t really working very well, so she is now on the long pathway of testing to see if it is safe enough for surgeons to remove that trouble area in the brain (the long journey made much longer due to the pandemic restrictions on some services).

Epilepsy impacts different people in different ways, and even though Ava doesn’t have generalised ‘tonic clonic’ seizures, she has other types that can leave her feeling exhausted and sick quite often. Plus side effects of lots of medication can also be hard to deal with. Despite all of this, Ava has amazing positivity and gives everything a go in life!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a cure for epilepsy! To not have to worry about seizures and she can enjoy each day to the full is something we are all hoping for and whether that is with surgery or other new advances in scientific research that can provide hope - this can only happen with more awareness and funding.

Please join our team that is behind Ava and show her and everyone else living with epilepsy that they don’t have to walk alone!

Thank you to our Sponsors

$106

Genesis

$104

Yvonne Kearley

Well done Rhonda .... way to go !!!

$104

South East Accounting

$104

Bella Hilder

Great work Beck’s!!!

$104

Lin Graziano

$104

Nan An Pop ????

Good luck Caitlyn, I'm sure you will do it no problem. ♥️♥️♥️

$104

Bolton Family

$104

Luke Hanley

Good luck with the walking Del.

$104

Hoges

Good Work Ev

$104

Mina Geremia

$104

Daniel Slama

for a great course. Good luck. Youll smash it.

$100

Linda Kirkwood

$100

Genesis Care Frankston

$100

Braniff Family

Just keep walking Shaz, you’re doing an amazing job xx

$100

Butler

Thanks for contributing to a cause close to my heart!!

$100

Adam Sadiqzai

$100

Davies Family

🏀💜💪

$100

Amb Basketball

$100

Anonymous

All the best

$78

Nicole Black

Well done Dawn with your walk for Epilepsy.

$78

Sandra Donaldson

$78

Ramona Lazar

$75

John Dickson

Great job kids.

$72

The Beck Family

Go team Mc Grath 💜💜

$66

Siyathi Gamage

lettus leaf <3

$63

Amanda Ognibene

Great work Dawn for an excellent cause.

$55

Callinda Beale

$55

Evelyn Connolly

$54

Connor

$52

Sarah Lowe

$52

Felicity Wilson

You can have little rests along the way!

$52

Clay & Shelly

$52

Simpson Family

Good luck and we’ll done everyone!

$52

Jack Streit

Go Ev, you will smash it!!

$52

Schoch Family

Love from the top end!

$52

Mary Pullen

Good luck Ava and Abbey Beck

$52

Elisa Brown

💜💜💜

$52

Kerrie Thompson

$52

Christine Knapp

$52

Melissa Musgrove

$52

Jennii Achilles

$52

Jordyn Slater

Smash it Ava!

$52

Sharyn Van

i’m impressed - go little brother with a big heart

$52

Power

Good luck Abbey

$52

Tobin

Great work Evelyn xx

$52

Dorothy Vardy

Good on you Janet, you are such a caring person xx

$52

Jordy Graziano

$52

Cheryl & Michael Cruse

Best of luck Shaz, you will do this easily!

$52

Meral Simsek

Proud of you Adele! Your action and empathy is inspiring.

$52

Andrea Ditoro

I am sure you will achieve your goal, your one determined person.

$52

Janet Mills

Good luck Evelyn xx

$52

Andrew Somers

Well done Damo. Keep on walking

$52

Tara Allen

Go team!

$52

Kaye Hanley

Well done Adele x

$52

O’brien Family

$52

Mark & Chantelle Pay

We are so proud of you Alannah! You can do it! x

$52

Natasha Adamson

$52

David Pullen

Go Eve!

$52

Knight Family

$52

Indi Blencowe

👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️

$52

Bohns

You've got this!

$52

Andy Fernie

$52

Gaylene And Malcolm Smitj

Good luck Caitlin

$52

Mark Gaudion

$52

Simunic Family

Go Guys smash it for a great cause

$52

Ava Beck

$52

Abbey Beck

$52

Abbey Dibben

Super effort, keep up the great work :)

$52

Hayley Wood

$52

Bella G :)

Hi Abbey, Great job so far!! Keep up the amazing work! -Bell

$52

Belinda Gray

Woohoo Lin and friends. You're all superstars xxx

$52

Heather

Good luck Mc Grath team

$52

Kodah Burgess

Right behind you Ava!

$52

Feeks Xx

Your a champion, Emilija xx

$52

Lilly-may And Grace Dillow

$52

Wrench Family

$52

Damien Davies

a great cause id love to join in

$52

The Mcleod Family

Well done Katie, enjoy your walking for a great cause 🥰

$52

Entwistle

Well done Jo

$52

The Smiths Xx

$52

Bron

Good luck to Ava and friends. 🙂👍💖🌈 Hope you don’t hurt too much Lin. 😂

$52

Jacqui Salter

Well done Lin. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Raising awareness for epilepsy and Maintaining your mental health during lockdown ♡♡♡

$52

Anders

Good on you Evelyn 🚶‍♀️

$52

Ava Kelman

You go girl xx

$52

Meinecke Family

Love you loads warrior Caity!

$52

Ruth Murray

Congratulations on doing this . Everyone would be very proud .

$52

Tracy Shapendonk

Well done Hayley 💪

$52

West

$50

Ava

Thanks for your support Andrew !

$50

Shane Go Tigers

Go Damo

$50

Dovena Dean

Go Ev

$50

Sally King

$50

Rast And Kylie

Good luck!

$50

Maddie And Emily Wrench

Best of luck Grace x

$50

Nate Keysers

$50

Anonymous

$50

Jeanette Bourke

Keep on walking, Janet. Good luck!

$50

Zoe Pay

Go Larni! You can do it! x

$50

The Couper Family

What a fantastic gesture! Go Tatum & happy walking!

$50

Ben Dickson

$50

Sandra Ralph

Right behind you all

$50

Alahna Villella

Team Ralph is always there, well done!

$50

Sue Thompson

Great work Janet!

$50

Power

$50

Mcgrath Team

$50

Bron Saunders

Go Nate & Team

$50

Andrew

Good on you guys!

$50

Kellie Thompson

$50

Slamas

Go team

$40

Forsyth Bgs

$40

Lin Graziano

$37

Deb Thomas

$33

Nicole Jensen

Well done Caitlyn and all your team..x

$31

Rebecca Borham

Hey Ava, I hope you reach your goal! Keep being the amazing, positive, happy girl I know you are :)

$31

Radley Family

Go Janet!!! Those feet were made for walking

$31

The Barry Family

$31

Naomi, The Brand Advisory

Well done Shaz! Always inspiring xoxo

$31

Pam & Ian Blencowe

Go Alannah!

$31

Trang Le

Congratulations and best of luck Ava. ❤️❤️❤️Trang

$31

Simone Crothers

$30

Sal Murgana

Always proud of you.

$30

Aussie Handmade Facemasks ??

$30

Theresa

$26

Tracey Gaudion

If you do 100 ks I will double my donation!

$26

Rachael Cottle

Go Hayley!

$26

Charli Guthrie

$26

John Emanuelli

$26

Elsie Marks-boulton

wow good job Elsie that’s very impressive

$26

The De Haan’s

Go Wrenchies, love from us

$26

Suzanne Baird

Good girl Hayleyxxx

$26

Craig Thornton

Great stuff Damo. Well done

$26

Joey Baird

So proud of you Hayley! Great job!

$26

Anonymous

Great cause Janet x

$26

Anonymous

All the best !

$26

Emma Di Petta

good job ev💪💪

$26

Bianca Burgess

Great job Emilija. Super proud of you!

$26

Jason Walker

Great cause Damien... 200km walking is no mean feat. Good on you pal.😉

$26

Aunty Jenni

Always your support team.🥰

$26

Jackie Chalker

Good on you Rhonda.

$26

Matt Bampton

$26

Delanie Lewis

$26

Linda Pearce

Good Luck Evelyn xx

$26

Cath, Dan, Ella & Tom Edwards

Well done Abbey!

$26

Kylie Flude

Well done Nate. Such a great cause.

$26

Dianne Mclachlan

Keep on walking. Hoping there is something out there to help all those living with Epilepsy, especially Miss Ava.

$26

Carolyn Hilf

$26

Kaye Wealands

$26

Tarryn Wilkin

Smash those goals Davies fam!!!

$26

Hussey

$26

Hrather Pullen

Proud of you Evie. Go girl 👧 xx

$26

Anonymous

Good luck ! 🏃🏼‍♂️

$26

Anonymous

keep up the good work Connor !

$26

Nanna & Grandad

Great work lani helping others xo

$26

Tobie Henderson

$26

Eileen Griffin

Well done Damo!

$26

Jennifer

Good luck Caitlin you are doing an amazing job.

$26

Tatum Bolton

$26

Lana Cairns

$26

Anonymous

🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️👏👏

$26

Tp

Great job Lmo

$26

Damien Boulton

$26

Lisa Lee

$26

Anonymous

Good luck Charli !

$26

Anonymous

Good luck Holly !!

$26

Bill & Wendy Batty

You go girl 🚶🏻

$26

Erin Lock

Such a caring friend Tatum. Great job and hope you reach your goal :)

$26

Pay

$26

Doug & Julie Bolton

Great effort Tatum.

$26

Larissa

Go girl 👏🏼

$26

Sarah Batiste

Good luck ❤️

$26

Wendy De Haan

Go Larni.....

$26

Clare Tuohy

Well done Ava

$26

Radford

Way to go Ava.

$26

Janet Hussey

Well done Connor and thank you for helping us all get our pages set up.

$26

Janet Hussey

Abbey well done for supporting your sister and the Epilepsy Foundation.

$26

Campbell Kidd

Hi, good luck Ava, hope you guys are well

$26

Kara Gauci

Well done for getting involved Darby ❤ Aunty Kara

$26

Simon Bowden Strategic Marketing

Stop the talking and start the walking 😊

$26

Michelle Lonza

Best of luck guys x

$26

Andrea Burrell

Awesome work Tatum 💗

$26

Anonymous

$26

Suzanne Pullen

Go Evie, you can do this easy!! xxx

$26

Carolyn Hilf

$26

Suzie Ryrie

$26

Julia Whitton

Go Lani!!!

$26

Jodie Mccurdy

Great cause Del. Happy walking...

$26

Rachel

Awesome cause Ange xx

$26

Mum

💜💜💜

$26

Kerri Davey

A foundation close to my heart.. Great going, wishing all the km's you can handle..xo

$26

Julie Bell

Great idea kids, Go Ava from Julie and Craig.

$26

Sarah Batiste

Proud of you x

$26

Molly Arnold

$26

Mary-anne Bryant

Good work Sharon!

$26

Sally King

$26

Sally King

$26

Anonymous

$26

Anonymous

$26

Zandar & Tijana Xx

Go Emilija

$26

Alex Clark

$26

Holly Reynolds

$26

Emily Dickson

$26

Sonya & Miki

Good luck xx

$26

Katie Dickson

$26

Anonymous

Go Abbey !!!!

$26

Mandy Dickson

$26

Joanne Bell

$26

Amy Ashman

Congrats 💜💜💜

$26

Mish Mackay

So proud of you and happy to support this worthy cause.

$26

Lisa Beck

$26

Anonymous

$26

Montana Sweeney

good luck you beautiful souls!!!

$26

Anonymous

Yes Amber ! What a great friend you are xx

$26

Anonymous

$26

Mark Sayers

Great work cuz

$26

Gary And Joanna Gobin

Great work Mark, keep it up. All the best from Joanna and myself.

$26

Darby Cairns

$26

Howe

$26

Janet Hussey

$26

Bill Donlevy

$26

John Mcmahon

Go Janet !

$25

Greg And Pat Marks

Good on you LC.

$25

Millie Keon-cohen

$25

Rhonda

You go girl. Get those walking shoes going!

$25

Brandon R

Good job Damo

$25

Anonymous

$25

The Baxters

$25

Tiffany Lac

Great cause! Good job Damien! :)

$25

Suz Tucker

So great Abbey! Well done.

$25

Leanne Simpson

Good luck and happy walking

$25

Anonymous

You can do it!

$25

Jacinta Vigilante

$25

Katie Medlar

Sharon your amazing! ❤️

$25

Nipune Perera

10km on me Holly!

$25

Tommy And Taylor Lupiyanto

$25

David Anderton

Congratulations Adele! What an amazing accomplishment.

$25

Matt Nic Megan Simone

Good on you Caitlin!

$25

Debbie Smith (nan)

Good luck from Nanny Horsey.

$25

Nanna & Auntie Annie

Go Gracie!! Good luck

$25

Eva Grzelak

$25

Sophie Castricum

$25

Marion

Go Alannah, Well Done you xx

$25

Rhonda Kearley

$25

Suzie Ryrie

$25

Sharon Batty Bookkeeping

ISO Sucks but walking for purpose is satisfying!

$25

Alisha Gaudion

Great job guys!

$25

Ebony Gaudion

$25

Sarah Thomson

$25

Debbi Arpini

$25

Caz Jessop

Go girl!!

$25

Sharon Balas

$25

Sarsha Wood

Great thing your doing Hayley we are proud of you xoxo

$25

Renu Sidhu

❤️❤️

$25

Shireen

Well done on already passing your fundraising goal and good luck with your fitness goal!

$21

Tim Hewitt

Best of luck Ava

$21

Tim Hewitt

Good luck grace and family :)

$21

Mark Gaudion

$21

Kel

You’ve got this Mark! Good on you!

$21

Janet Hussey

Good on you Dawn. And good on Ava for being an inspiration for the cause.

$21

Meaghan Mcguire Mcguire

Go Abs!!

$21

Tahlia Ziino

Good luck Ava!💜

$21

Caron Banks

Your a superstar xx

$21

Joyce Carter

Good luck Miss Caitlin

$21

Noela Davies

Go family.

$21

Dakota Crichton

$21

Taya Butler

Well Done Caitlin

$21

Shelley

Go Lani!!!!!! Such a good cause x

$21

Jas Williams

Well done Darby 💜

$21

Summer Freeman

Well done Tatum 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️👍

$21

Keeley Caspersz

$21

Anonymous

$21

Keely Peeler

$21

Pat And Greg Marks

$21

Anonymous

Well done Emilija! Love the SelbyCrew x

$21

Emilija Dakic

$21

Georgia Mills

Happy Walking!

$21

Lara Parker

Good luck Ava! We admire your courage & resilience

$21

Nicky Willuweit

Good luck

$21

Sandra Prvulj

$21

Carley Emanuelli

Good work guys ❤️❤️

$21

Claire Betteridge

Go Emilija!

$21

Hofsteede Family

$21

Sharon/nadia Akram

Go Ev

$21

Kendra Rivet

💜💜

$20

Cath & Dave Morrison

It’s a great cause. Good job

$20

Dawn

$20

Caitlin Bennett

$20

Melissa Eagleton

Go Caitlin! A very worth cause

$20

Lisa Keppel

Well done Caitlin x

$20

Liz Brooks

You have got this you are a great friend

$20

Evie Tyrrell

Good luck. I’m glad I could join you on a couple of your rides.

$20

Sandra Newman

Love your work Janett ❤️❤️

$20

Penny

Good stuff Lana and Darby

$20

Teresa Giuliani

Good on you Angie xxxx

$20

Renee Dimech

Will always support you Sis xx so proud

$20

Chelsea Christodoulou

$20

Debbie Wrench

$20

Hayden Cooper

Awesome effort Darby!

$16

Anonymous

good work

$16

Berry

$15

Simone Crothers

$11

Michaele Chase

$10

Donna Swan

$10

Nic Topliff

Great cause to support!!

$10

Louise Henderson

$10

Fiona Drury

Go Team McGrath xx

$10

Angie Stevens

$10

Pete & Kris

Pete & Kris Now get out there and pound the pavement 😃

$10

Ryan Misquith Gc

Good Luck Ava💜

$10

Ashleigh Wood

Happy walking Mark!

$10

Michelle Dodd

$10

Kosmak

$10

Christine Van Der Ark

Good work Mark

$10

Parker Clan

Good luck Davies family!

$10

Ceri Edwards

Good job Mark

$10

Jennifer Lee

$10

Tanina Ottone

$10

Katrina And Ethan Constant

Good luck guys

$10

Darby

$10

Anonymous

$8

Patrice Smith

Go Caitlin so proud of you xxx uncle Mark and Aunty Patrice and co xxx

$5

Scarlett Marks-boulton

$5

Siyathi Gamage

yas queen

$3

Anonymous

$2

Suzie Hamilton

Good onya Caitlyn. I'm sorry I don't have more to donate at the moment

Our Team Members

Katie Dickson

Raised so far:

$78

Ben Dickson

Raised so far:

$50

Alex Clark

Raised so far:

$61

Holly Reynolds

Raised so far:

$103

Emily Dickson

Raised so far:

$73

Amanda Dickson

Raised so far:

$26

Connor Beck

Raised so far:

$204

Lisa Beck

Raised so far:

$81

Jason Beck

Raised so far:

$202

Dawn Dickson

Raised so far:

$500

Montana Sweeney

Raised so far:

$50

Angela Marks-Boulton

Raised so far:

$169

Elsie Marks-Boulton

Raised so far:

$77

Caitlin & Kylie Quinn

Chloe Honey

Ava Beck

Raised so far:

$549

Abbey Beck

Raised so far:

$327

Carolyn Hilf

Raised so far:

$52

Cameron Lambie

Davies Family .

Raised so far:

$107

Sandra Ralph

Raised so far:

$122

Sharon Balas

Raised so far:

$25

Sharon Batty

Raised so far:

$332

Hayley Kitto

Callinda & Ella Beale

Raised so far:

$104

Adele Hanley

Raised so far:

$480

Emilija Dakic

Raised so far:

$204

Sally King

Raised so far:

$102

Hayley Wood

Raised so far:

$156

Natasha Adamson

Raised so far:

$52

Joanne Bell

Raised so far:

$201

Wrench Family .

Raised so far:

$302

Jennii Achilles

Raised so far:

$52

McGrath Team .

Raised so far:

$1,002

Amy Ashman

Evelyn Connolly

Raised so far:

$595

Amber Ralph Hudson

Raised so far:

$26

John Dickson

Charli Guthrie

Raised so far:

$26

Caitlin Bennett

Raised so far:

$311

Leah Donaldson

Raised so far:

$104

Simone Lupiyanto

Raised so far:

$71

Jade Ralph

Tatum Bolton

Raised so far:

$280

Hayley Richards

Adam Sadiqzai

Raised so far:

$100

Jordy Graziano

Raised so far:

$52

Lin Graziano

Raised so far:

$327

Eva Grzelak

Raised so far:

$25

Deb Vigilante

Rhonda Kearley

Raised so far:

$156

Alannah Pay

Raised so far:

$310

Chantelle Pay

Michael Ralph

Mark Gaudion

Raised so far:

$374

Ashley Forster

Marcus Forster

Ivy Forster

Lily Forster

Lilly-May and Grace Dillow

Raised so far:

$52

Janet Hussey

Raised so far:

$656

Lana Cairns

Raised so far:

$203

Darby Cairns

Raised so far:

$171

Nate Keysers

Raised so far:

$126

Andrew Organ

Raised so far:

$50

Bartholomeusz Family .

Jacinta Vigilante

Miller Marks-Boulton

Spencer & Melinda Healey

Spencer Healey

Renu Sidhu

Raised so far:

$25

Mina Geremia

Raised so far:

$104

Damien Boulton

Raised so far:

$314

Jodie Honey