Sam and I walked Lillydale Lake today for Harry, to help raise money for him and his family.
Below is his story. If you can help in any way, it would be greatly appreciated :)
Welcome to Harry's Walk
In February this year, (2010), 15 year old Harry Mason had
a bad accident. He broke his neck and instantly became
He has since undergone intensive rehabilitation and is
making a remarkable recovery. Doctors still cannot say
how complete Harry's recovery will be, but what IS
agreed is that intensive targeted rehabilitation
techniques will provide Harry with the best chance of
There is an organisation called Project Walk, in San
Diego, USA, which has achieved worldwide recognition
with its rehabilitation techniques for spinal cord injured
patients, and Harry's parents Sue and Scott have enrolled
Harry in the Project Walk program
For the best chance of recovery, Harry needs to get to Project Walk as soon as possible as treatment is
most effective in the first year after injury. Accordingly, he has recently moved to America and
commenced the program. It is anticipated that he will need an initial 4 month treatment program with
possible follow up treatments after that.
Project Walk, although a not for profit organisation, is not cheap, and is not supported by any insurance in
Australia. Harry's first trip will cost an estimated $60,000, and it is for this trip that we are fundraising.
Sue and Scott are proud people and find it difficult asking for help. They are currently trying to sell their
home to finance Harry's treatment. What has happened to Harry, his parents Sue and Scott, and younger
siblings Robbie, Billy and Jack has devastated them.
Harry's Walk is an event that will raise funds to assist the Mason family in their quest to
achieve the best possible outcome for Harry.
If you are unable to walk, but would like to assist Harry, you could make a donation direct to
Harry's Commonwealth Bank account as follows:
Account Name: Harry Mason (Harry's Walk)
BSB: 063 535
Account Number: 10402564