Smile for those who aren’t, walk for those who can’t

By Shane Harvey

My Activity Tracking


My target 30 kms

My Updates

Isabel Martin

Wednesday 25th Nov
Myself and my family are incredibly indebted to the royal children’s hospital, as the reality is, they saved my daughter Isabels life.
Christmas 2015, isabel was diagnosed with a rare disease called chronic granulomatous disease. (Google cgd) in layman’s terms, it means that her immune system cannot fight off illness which can have fatal consequences. The only cure is to undergo a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy treatment. Which in itself is scary and as a parent, it was a bloody difficult decision to undertake. Even if it seemed the only option, going through this procedure, had high risks involved.
Overall, it took a two year period to get isabel back to good health. She had to get a bone marrow match on the international list. She spent a large amount of time extremely isolated in the hospital before and after her procedure where only Fiona (mum) could stay with her. As a parent, this was heart breaking to go through, but also inspiring observing her courage and grace throughout the whole period.
Isabel & I share the same birthdate. And for me, my breaking point was on our bdays when she turned 7, her brother Jackson & i, we’re only allowed to see her for half n hour. It was a moment where I new someday , I would like to give back , and do something to help the royal children’s hospital as all the nurses and doctors truly hero’s .
Thank goodness, Isabel is now back to full health and living a full and happy childhood doing the things she loves. I’m really looking forward to doing this special 32km walk with some of my best mates I’ve known for 25-30 years, and raising funds for the Good Friday appeal.

Why I’m doing it

Tuesday 24th Nov
Hi guys, ever since my son Archer spent 2 weeks in the children’s hospital with phnumonia, I’ve always wanted to do something to help the children’s hospital and raise some money for every other parent and child that spends time there! It is a place you never want to attend but are forever grateful to every single person there if you do. I have rounded up some friends, some who have had their child attend there, you will hear more about those children at a later date, and also some who haven’t but definetly wanna support. Our aim is to walk from Yarrambat primary school on Good Friday 2021 to Marvel stadium and hand a big fat cheque to the hospital. It’s roughly 30kms and should take around 7 hours... My aim is to get 5000 people to donate $10, obviously the more the merrier but we are setting the bar high as it would make such a difference to the hospital. If we can make 1 child improve his or her lifestyle it will all be worth it.

Thank you to my Supporters


Whittlesea Removals


Pas Saccuzzo


Universal Scanning /saddo


Superior Synthetic Grass


Jdean Excavations Pty Ltd

Well done guys, a great cause ❤️


The Tilleys

The RCH is amazing, and so are you guys. Great work!


Greg Baggott

Bravo mate,happy to help


Micheal Bezina


James Brown


Tyson And Jenna Scott

Amazing thing you are doing here mate!


Kylie Champion

Well done mate! Great cause! Knoxie also spent time in hospital due to bronchopneumonia!


Carroll Family


Kristy Wade


Bailey Blackman


Carpenter Family

The RCH are amazing!! What a beautiful thing you guys are doing for them. Well done guys Xx


Dunne Family

We are truly fortunate to have the RCH nurses and doctors here so close when faced with such difficult times. What a wonderful way to give back, all the best for your walk.


Yvonne Dodorico

Well done guys , fantastic cause


Kevin Elms

Great stuff mate & help too help ya on the day or anything you need


Bianca Karakaltchev


Alisha Fowler

Forever grateful for all the work the RCH has done over the years, great cause!


Tyler Meg And Freddy Bonat

Great work mate.


Rachael Jacobs


Mitch Brown

All the best Sharvs


Chris Meacham

Awesome work mate, very long history in my family with the Royal Children’s hospital, a fantastic thing you guys are doing.


Shane Harvey


Frida Serra

This is a great!!