Western Australian grandmother, Margaret Morton, set out on a 1,000km mountain bike ride from Mundaring to Albany in September 2017 to raise awareness, support and funds for children with a rare lung disease. The ride was inspired by Margaret’s three-year-old granddaughter Charli, who lives with the rare and devastating lung disease called Childhood Interstitial Diffuse Lung Disease (chILD).
“Charli is constantly hooked to an oxygen tank and normal everyday activities, like going to the park, are a challenge. It’s amazing to watch her shine brightly through it all and that’s my main motivation,” Margaret said. Margaret raised over $17,000 to go towards the Young Lungs program and thanks the community for their support in reaching this goal.