Toni Catton

I am staying in bed for Alana Catton

I'm staying in bed all day to cure mito!

On Friday 22 May, I’m taking part in Stay In Bed Day to support my daughter Alana and all others living with mitochondrial disease (mito).

I’m challenging myself to stay in bed ALL DAY… for Mito!

Why am I doing this? Because for too many people living with this disease, finding the energy to get out of bed is a daily struggle. Let alone do all the things you and I do every day without thinking.

And I'm doing this for Alana, who at 7 years old is unable to walk, talk or eat and requires full care to get dressed, toilet, feed and participate in therapy that keeps her body strong enough to fight this debilitating disease. 

Mito robs the body’s cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction or failure. It affects one child born in Australia each week. That’s 50 Aussie kids every year.

And right now, mito patients are among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis as their ability to fight infection is extremely limited.

So I’m asking for your support…

Please sponsor me in Stay In Bed Day and support my challenge to provide vital support services and fund research to help people living with mito.

You’ll receive a tax-deductible receipt for tax time (June 30 is not far away).

Thank you so much.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Alenka Catton

Have a fabulous day in bed! Love Team Catton


Margaret Catton

Have a fun day in bed for beautiful Alana, stay warm and safe love Nanniexxxc


Chris Roach

Great idea - hope it raises lots of funds for this important cause.


Jane Mcloughlin


Luke Edwards

Love your work Toni... but still want your daughter to beat you. :)


Tracey Farrell

Thanks for sharing. God Bless.


Carolyn Magner


Jarna Foreman

Send Lots of Love and Healing Light, Let us find a cure xoxox


Margie & Doug

Enjoy your sleep in.





Sandy Hollier


Toni Catton



Happy Stay in Bed Day!


Fiona Kitson


Penelope Frew

I'm not sure how you're going to do this Toni, sounds like a serious challenge to parent and work from bed so I hope this small donation helps xx