Let’s get moving for a good cause!
On July 17, 2021, life for Noosa triathlete Alexa Leary and her family changed in an instant.
Lex suffered life-changing brain injuries in a horrific cycling accident while training on the Sunshine Coast. She spent two weeks in an induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and two months in the Neurosurgery Ward.
Lex has had a very successful triathlon career winning a silver medal in the Junior World Titles in Switzerland only two years ago. Her dream was to represent her country in the Olympics but now she finds herself in the medal fight of her life to survive and move again.
Lex’s strength and determination has inspired #moveforlex. #moveforlex is a connection across the community to encourage people to move for those that can’t and an inspired way to help Alexa connect with those supporting her recovery. The Leary Family now want to give those “movingforlex” the opportunity to help make a difference to ICU patients and families through fundraising.
Where do your funds go?
All funds raised through #moveforlex will support a new ICU family support program called WeCU. WeCU will assist loved ones through this very difficult stage of treatment, focusing on practical and emotional support. Medical research demonstrates that a well-supported family of ICU patients assists in patient recovery and reduces the trauma experienced by families. The Leary’s are wanting to help other patients and their families that find themselves in ICU.
Fundraising for this program is vital.
All donations to #moveforlex made through RBWH Foundation will go directly to the purpose for which they are intended – to reduce trauma and loss suffered by families of ICU patients. No administration fees are deducted. Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.
How to Make a Major Gift
So far we've raised $162,083
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