Patrick Rebakis

My Activity Tracking

52
kms

My target 50 kms

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

I want to raise money and make a difference for people living & dealing with epilepsy. As some of you probably know, I've dealt with epilepsy since I was an infant. It's been in my family for a while and is a recessive gene which has had a massive impact on my life and many others. I’ll try keep it as short as I can.

I've had my ups and downs like most people living with the illness. I thought I was through the worst of it when I came off medication when I was about 11 years old. I had been seizure free until I went on exchange to Italy when I was 16.  Dealing with a neurological disorder can be hard at the best of times but throw in learning a new language, dealing with culture shock, homesickness and navigating adolescence, and you've got the perfect storm.  

Ages 16-19 were some of the hardest years of my life, having multiple seizures a week and trying a cocktail of medications with various degrees of success. I’ve got to thank the incredible network of health professionals, teachers, friends & family who helped me get through those incredibly difficult periods.

The Epilepsy Foundation does incredible work to be a support network, provide resources, workshops & research into the illness that effects over 39 million people worldwide. I know too well that epilepsy can cause social isolation, stigmatisation, or disability and the Epilepsy Foundation really supports people going through those trying times.   

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!

Fast forward to now, I haven’t had a seizure since I was about 21 (touchwood). I’m healthy, have my license, a full-time job and have had the incredible opportunity to travel the world. To those who are suffering through the worst of the illness, there is support out there and life can get better! 

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

First walk

Saturday 17th Oct
Just clocked up 14kms on my first walk. I might look to extend the kms based on how the body feels & donations are tracking. Thanks to everyone that has donated!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$313.20

Emily Bourke On Behalf Of The Bourke Family

Great work Pat, much love to you and your fam x

$180

Patrick Rebakis

$104.40

Georgia Dyer

Proud of you!

$104.40

Anonymous

Don't forget to stretch afterwards.

$100

Mary Bourke

Well done

$100

Liv And Gaz

What rhymes with orange? No it doesn’t

$83.52

Jack Delbridge

!!

$75

Andy Smith

You da man Pag

$62.64

Eph, Anna & Jamie

Good work Pat! Love from the Fam.

$54.29

Johanna Nesbitt

What a champion. You’re a great example of success and perseverance when dealing with such a challenging disease Pat.

$52.20

Nick Sweetland

Great work Pat!

$52.20

Patrick Rebakis

$52.20

Nikki De Sanctis

Such an important cause - onya Patty!!

$52.20

Danielle Caton

Awesome work!

$52.20

Fay Gibson

$52.20

Andrew Bongiorno

Love your work pat

$52.20

Lucy & Billy

A brilliant way to raise awareness and funds for the Epilepsy Foundation. Proud of you Pat!

$52.20

Kilali Alailima Gibson

Don't forget your sunscreen!

$52.20

Kerrod & Carmela

Keep up the good work Pat! Super proud of you for doing this, and for everything you've achieved so far in life. Love, Kerrod & Carmela

$52.20

Jackson Holland

Legend! Beersies soon 🤙🏼

$52.20

Lizzie Tibbitts

$52.20

Sarah Bates

$52.20

Matt And Tee

Good stuff bro, amazing work!

$52.20

Jan & Paulo Doyle

a great cause, thanks for doing this!

$52.20

Stu

$52.20

Nina Boydell

$52.20

James Canfor

Great effort Patty! Keep up the awesome work!

$50

Georgie Head

Good work pat ❤️

$50

Cat Brown

$50

Stu Johns

Great work Pagadagadag!!

$50

Kim Reynolds

Good luck!

$50

Aiden

Good on ya mate! Punch out the last few

$41.76

Ceran

Love it. Well done.

$26.10

Matt Morton

$26.10

Jake Moloney

Go Pat!

$26.10

Lucia Bourke

$26.10

Mr Bigglesworth

One foot in front of the other!

$26.10

Joey

Small contribution to a big cause! Go Pat!

$26.10

T1m

Pagadagalag, great work mate!

$25

Ryan Toohey

$25

Adam Ladovsky

$25

Nick Mirarchi

Great work, Pat. Keep going!

$25

Anne Hardie

Happy 😃 feet 🦶 x

$20

Michelle Young

Well done Patrick!

$10.44

Caitlin Cunningham

$10.44

Daryn

Amazing effort pag :)