Marathon effort to chase her dream and to repay charity
WALKING 2km is not a big deal for most, but for Tania Sherley it is going to be one of the biggest fitness challenges of her life.
The Nambour resident, who was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, is aiming to get out of her wheelchair and walk the short distance on her crutches to raise $2000 for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Queensland.
"They've been a big lifeline for me and this is my way of giving back to them," she said. "I'm proud to be standing up and saying I'm giving back in this way."
Ms Sherley is about to start four months of training for the walk at the Sunshine Coast Marathon in August.
It's all part of her Chasing My Dreams bucket list - a blog documenting her adventures through life.
"I have achieved some amazing dreams and goals, some things which I would never in a million years think I could do, but I found ways to achieve them," she said.
"It's this sense of achievement which drives me to achieve this huge fitness goal. Two kilometres is not a long way for some but for me it seems like a marathon."
Ms Sherley has documented some of her adventures, including being a passenger in a V8 going 240kmh with Dick Johnson's son Steve, climbing a mountain and jetskiing.
TO donate to Tania's cause go to chasingmydreamsbucketlist.com/sbh-fundraising-event.