Maire: I was 50 when I noticed a tiny unusual twitch in one of my fingers and it was one year later, at 51 that I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. That was nearly 5 years ago. Walking the Camino has been on my bucket list, so combining this with the ability to raise funds for Parkinson’s research in Australia seemed like a great way for me to make a contribution towards finding a cure for Parkinson’s.
Emma: I knew how much this trek would mean to Mum as the Camino has been a dream of hers or a while. It seems like a great opportunity where Mum’s dream and a cause close to both our hearts have coincided. The timing has been perfect with uni break too so it really seems like the stars have aligned for this trip to happen!