Leah Jones

My Activity Tracking

128
kms

My target 100 kms

I’m taking part in Walk for Epilepsy around Australia because...

I want to raise money and make a difference for people living with epilepsy. Please help me by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about the walk, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

My Achievements

First donation

50% of Fundraising Goals Badge

75% of Fundraising Goals Badge

100% of Fundraising Goals Badge

Logged first KM

50% Distance Target

100% Distance Target

Shared page

Added blog post

My Updates

Day 10

Friday 9th Oct
I'm 9 days into a 25 day #walkforepilepsy to raise help raise funds for Epilepsy Foundation Australia. There needs to be more awareness about this insidious condition as 1 in 25 are affected by it. My son Liam passed away on 23/4/20 of Sudep.  At 41 this young man, a loving father, brother, uncle, friend and buddy left a huge gap in all our lives long before his time. My walking is my way of keeping his memory alive. If you feel moved to donate to this cause in his memory it would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much to all those who have already contributed.  Leah. 

An update..

Thursday 8th Oct
Day 8 of Walking for Epilepsy and I have done about 41 k's so far and raised $2,500. If you would like to help raise awareness about Epilepsy support the #walkforepilepsy and contribute. I am walking in Memory of my son Liam Gibb who died unexpectedly of an Epileptic Seizure on 23/4/20. Nothing will bring him back but I may be able to help others recover with more knowledge of this difficult condition. 

Into the unknown

Wednesday 30th Sep
My son Liam was diagnosed with Epilepsy in February 2019 just prior to his 40th Birthday. Owing to his work and lifestyle it was difficult to keep track of his health but he did knuckle down to taking the medication he was prescribed. It was also a challenge to meet appointment dates and it was difficult to keep seizures at bay.  Sadly Liam lost his battle with Epilepsy on 23rd April 2020 just 14 months after his diagnosis and 11 days after turning 41. My beautiful son Liam, father to Ocean, sister to Sharlee, brother to Daniel, friend to Matt and Struan and buddy to all is gone from our lives and we are all the poorer for it. We miss you and love you Liam Gibb.  🧡
 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$745

13 Anon Facebook Supporters .

$234

Bronwen Weston

$208.80

Mary Gallagher

Good on you Leah.

$156.60

Mark

Creating much needed awareness surrounding epilepsy. Thank you and all the best, Leah.

$104.40

Kirry Toose

I understand the loss of a child and I am honoured to be able to donate to such a worthy cause.

$104.40

Josephine Chesney

Hi Leah, Poppy Jo here, my thoughts are with you and to let you know I really miss him too. Wishing you all the best and take care. Sending lots of love 💞💗😁💗💞

$104.40

Sharlee Gibb

Amazing work Nonna, we are proud of you xxx

$104.40

Felicity & Sebastian

$104.40

The Panton Store

Love from Shelley & Arron 💕

$100

Effie Tsaketas

♥️

$78.30

Nasrin Naaseh

$78.30

Luisa Lucchesi

Thinking of you all x Luisa x

$62.64

Chris Coles

Hi Leah. What a good effort for a great cause. With Liam in mind.

$52.20

Janette Wilson

Good on yer!

$52.20

Joanne Garbellini

Hi Leah I knew Liam he was a lovely gentle kind soul and always had a beautiful smile

$52.20

Madeleine Hedges

All the best, Leah, from a friend of Kirry’s.

$52.20

Catherine Pezzano

we loved beautiful Liam , he will be in our thoughts forever. And well done with the walking Leah, x

$52.20

Carole Whitling

Admire your Strength and Courage Leah Bringing this awareness upfront I hope it has been a very healing journey for you love and hugs👍

$52.20

Margaret-anne Milburn

Go Leah!

$52.20

Kathi + Zvonko

Happy walking Leah. A great cause for an equally wonderful you g man!!

$52.20

Tony Mccarthy

$52.20

Anonymous

It is so important to continue research into epilepsy. Such a shocking distressing condition and killer. Go well Leah.

$31.32

Pauline Rawlings

You are a beautiful person, enjoy your walk.

$26.10

Stephanie Thursky

Good luck on your walk Leah. X

$26.10

Kate Auty

Go well Leah

$26.10

Pamela Mahoney

$26.10

Deb Ellis ??

Well done Leah -

$26.10

Wendy Baker

Amazing effort Leah. Well done!

$26.10

Leah Jones

$26.10

Terry Frewin

$26.10

Gina Burgess

$26.10

Melanie & Simon

Good on you Leah!

$26.10

Marilyn Mckeown

Pleased to be able to honour your son Liam with a small donation 🥰

$26.10

Armstrong

$26.10

Daniel Mahon

Good luck Leah.

$26.10

Michael

$26.10

Claire Roberts Lindsay

A soo special cause💜

$26.10

Della Jones

Sending love and strength, Leah. Walking, and walking for this cause, is such a positive and helpful action, both physically and mentally. X

$26.10

Yvonne Astill

$26.10

Anne Lyons

Inspirational, Leah. Well done.

$25

Bette Phillips-campbell

Leah, there are no words to convey the sadness of losing your loved Liam. A truly fine young man who left this world far too soon. When the lose our boys, it takes time and gentle healing.. My love to you, always

$20.88

Melinda Watson

Great work Leah! Hope it see you out on the track soon. I'm walking with you in spirit x

$20.88

Robyn Lamson

Much love Leah xxx