When I saw this Trek was in the NT, a beautiful place of Australia, I had decided that I was going to do this challenge and nothing was stopping me, although I was dealing with awful side effects from post chemo. I had four friends who joined this to support me after hearing my story and I'm so grateful.
Doing this trek was one of the most amazing, hardest, challenging, inspiring and emotional things I have ever done in my life. 20 of us shared our stories with each other, of our journey or of those we lost. Being able to share my story with others on such beautiful land was out of this world. I now don't feel alone as so many others have had the same struggle with this cancer. It's heart wrenching and we had many tears throughout this five day trek.
This trek was very hard, it was no easy task. We walked and walked from early to late arvo, ups and downs, rocky ground, sand, through water, through heat and we were all in pain, but we all pushed ourselves beyond our limits.
I did this trek for me and for those we have lost. I reached a limit I never thought I could do again without fear of hurting myself after years of surgeries and pain. I threw my first kick on World Ovarian Cancer Day after stopping Muay Thai and boxing (my passion) and I threw it without a little voice telling me I couldn't do it anymore. This trek definitely restored faith in myself and my ability. I'm inspired to do so much more now and am already thinking about training for a Larapinta Run for Ovarian Cancer. I'm truly inspired to push my body further and taking on more challenge for awareness to make sure no woman walks alone."