Bloody Long Trek 2019

By Kay SUTHERLAND

The BLT

The BLT is SMASHED! We did it! Awesome experience, great company, excellent Guides - all added to an unforgettable time! Well organised & supported throughout. I can highly recommend the event offerred by this company!

We Smashed It!

The BLT is smashed!!!! We did it!!! Thank you, all my supporters, for your confidence in me - I didn't let you down. What an amazing experience, the Red Centre is sooo different. Bush fires had been through in January, & no rain since then, so little regeneration. I searched for the beauty in the environment, exclude all the red dust, & it seemed like a different world. 

Challenge completed!

The Bloody Long Trek is now history! So worthwhile to undertake, & experience this unforgiving area. I found the desert environment more challenging than the trekking. Red dust everywhere, as there's been no rain this year. Amazing to understand that the indigenous people can survive despite the lack of rain this year. Some amazing scenery, confirming that the terrain is ancient. Thank you, all my supporters, for your faith & confidence in me, I didn't let you down. 

Time to get really active!

Not long to go now, I'm getting excited, & aprehensive, at the same time! Getting more focussed on fundraising, & really appreciative of the support already received. Alana & Mito need help to find a cure!my training is on track, & I'm excited to visit Alice Springs & the outback. The other 'Mito Warriors' on this trek are awesome women. I feel blessed to be with them.

I'm trekking for mito

I'm challenging myself to trek 5 days across the Australian outback in support of people living with mito, including my granddaughter, Alana, who was born with Mito. Alana is now 6, she cannot walk, talk, or eat & is incontinent, her hearing is declining, so she wears hearing aids. She is tube fed, directly into her stomach, & needs full time care. Alana attends a special school, where her abilities are maximized, & she has all her daily needs attended to. Alana thrives at school, enjoying the stimulus & support. Her life includes regular therapy sessions, to develop her abilities & potential. I am her Nanny & Carer, so accompany her to these appointments - a busy schedule!

Please support my Bloody Long Trek and help me to reach my goal by donating to this page. 

Each dollar you give will make an impact by funding research into treatments and cures for mito and by providing support services to the mito community. 

Thank you for your generosity. 

Thank you to my Supporters

$108.61

Ted Miller

Good luck Kay!

$100

Judy Bell

I have done some of the Larapinta Trail, beautiful, and can be demanding Enjoy it Kay

$54.31

Paul Pannuti

$54.31

Nan Horton

Good luck, and enjoy Kay. X

$54.31

Adi

You are such an inspiration, always hear from Toni the great things you do for the kids :)

$54.31

Sophia & Alana

Go Super Gran! Very proud you are taking on this challenge and doing your 2nd Bloody Long Trek for Mito. Thank you!

$54.31

Cameron Junge

$54.31

Susie

Carpe diem

$54.31

Alexis Edwards

Good on you Kay. You will nail it. Alexis & Cara

$54.31

Julie

Not long now Kay, can not wait to meet everyone.

$54.31

Lou Tome

$54.31

Neil Jeffreys

$50

Katerine Steuerwald

Well done Kay. To defeat the Laripinta trail is no small feat

$50

Anne Gorman

$50

Andrew Holmes

Good luck with the fundraising and enjoy the walk. Andy (Meetups)

$50

Kinman Cheng

$50

Sam

Well done!

$27.15

Catherine Mccluskie

$27.15

Bruno Brandon

Good on you Kay

$27.15

Stephanie Bush

Best wishes Kay. Hope to see you on a walk

$25

Robyn King

Please trek safely Kay!

$10.86

Luke Hall

Lovely to meet you Kay, all the very best with your walking for a great cause! Happy Trails, Luke 😊