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Update: 05/08/2022

Although I originally intended to walk 100km in six months, 3 months have passed and I am currently at 90km since I began this incredible journey.  As of now, I have 10 kilometres to walk and a few more thousand dollars to raise.

One of my biggest goals going into this was wanting to show that no matter what others' opinions are it's your determination, drive and willpower that really matter in the end.

This journey has taught me to have a different respect for my body and health as well as my mindset. It has given me a new view and perspective of what your inner abilities really are and a new level of not only determination but dedication. 

The most and foremost special thank you to my creator of heaven and earth, thank you for using me as one of your messengers to show that no matter what happens in life anything is possible. 

Thank you to everyone who liked, shared, featured the purpose walk, and interviewed me for their publication. and a very special thank you to my family and friends for pushing me when I felt I have very little left for the continuous encouragement, for celebrating the small milestones with me that were huge achievements in small ways I'm forever grateful. 

This journey of the purpose walk is not yet over, I still need your help to hit my target. 

 

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My name is Brittany McCormick.

I was born with Cerebral Palsy Quadriplegia of high muscle tone. I was born 25 weeks premature and just after birth, I was placed in the intensive care unit for three months.

I had been given many blood transfusions, and I had every pipe and tube attached to me. Doctors were unsure whether or not I would make it to the age of 18. A few months passed after my birth before my family had seen that something was not normal. 

After taking me to countless doctor’s appointments, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, also known as CP. My disability diagnosis meant many doctors’ appointments to follow to see how and what could be done to ensure I could be as independent as possible. 

Doctors told my parents that I would never walk and be bound to a wheelchair. Regardless of what was said, I managed to learn to crawl. I still crawl to this current day at the age of 25.

As a child, I had many physiotherapy appointments to improve my mobility; during one of my appointments with the physiotherapist in 2020, just before the lockdown took place, they managed to get me on the treadmill and teach me to walk without assistance

I had come so far with learning to walk that I didn’t want to backtrack, so my family and I kept it going throughout the lockdown.

During this time, I felt I needed a challenge, so I took part in the virtual races of the justice league and completed the entire series. Fast forward a year and a bit, I’m still learning to walk unassisted.

Near the end of 2021, the pipes beneath my wheelchair had cracked. We had sent it in for a service, and I had to be without it for ten days. 

During that process, I was humbled to understand and truly see what it’s like for other people with disabilities who don’t have the means to fix or replace or can’t afford a wheelchair.

This struck a string within my heart. Why not use the very thing I am still learning to do and that some people with no disabilities at times may take for granted to make an impact, make a difference, and make a dream come true. 

The goal for the walk fundraiser through the help of BackaBuddy is to raise funds for the school of disabilities in need of wheelchairs and other necessities and make an impact in others’ lives.

To show that the impossible can be possible regardless of what you are faced with, to know that the little steps create the most significant milestones. 

With the assistance of BackaBuddy, I aim to be walking 100kms in 6 months or more to raise R70-80 thousand for the Paarl School in Cape Town.

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Donations

  • Aug 17, 2022 - R 3 000.00
  • "

    Great initiative and very gutsy effort . Well done

    " - Ivan

  • Aug 16, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "You are an inspiration to us all." - Matthew Morgan

  • Aug 13, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Proud of you Brittany " - Barbara Claassen

  • Jul 22, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    You can allmost see the finish line

    " - Hadley McCormick

  • Jul 08, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Bless You, beautiful Brittany. " - Kathy

  • Jun 30, 2022 - R 300.00
  • "So proud of you Brit!! " - Chiara

  • Jun 17, 2022 - USD $ 52.23
  • "You are amazing Brittany, thank you for being YOU! You've got this, keep going! love you " - Claudia

  • Jun 15, 2022 - USD $ 18.72
  • "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." - Sarah

  • Jun 10, 2022 - USD $ 32.28
  • "Keep going!!! " - Schalk Vorster

  • Jun 10, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Bless U!

    " - Jon Hanna

  • May 26, 2022 - R 250.00
  • "

    Keep up the great efforts

    " - Hadley Mccormick

  • May 24, 2022 - R 250.00
  • "Proud Granny ! Step by step ! " - Granny Mac

  • May 23, 2022 - R 250.00
  • "I have all faith in U.Go for it ! " - Diane Meyers

  • May 16, 2022 - R 5 000.00
  • "

    Keep up the efforts - great motivation for all

    " - Troy Seiler

  • May 11, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "You're an inspiration, look how far you've come already , you can do this." - Maggie

  • May 09, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "

    Well done on all your achievements and for participating in this amazing initiative. You are incredible Britt, so proud of you and best wishes to you always!

    " - Joshua Kelley Chetty

  • May 03, 2022 - R 200.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Apr 28, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    Keep going Brittany. Sending you love and strength.

    " - Eleni Artemides

  • Apr 26, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Keep it up!

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Keep up the great efforts

    " - Mark Scriven

  • Apr 19, 2022 - R 30.00
  • "Brittney you are such an inspiration ,mover and shaker " - Tamzi

  • Apr 14, 2022 - USD $ 222.83
  • "If you make your internal life a priority, then everything else you need on the outside will be given to you and it will be extremely clear what the next step is" - Blessings the Lessings

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 100.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 100.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 100.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 120.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 3 000.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 350.00
  • "

    By the grace of God my foster child is able to walk again after a car accident years ago. She was in a wheelchair and rehab after head injury. Have faith that you can do it. .

    " - Riët Steenkamp

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    You go girl!!!

    " - Sally Stretch

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Keep up the strong efforts

    " - Andre Bekker

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Great determination angel

    " - Hadley Mccormick

  • Apr 11, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Go for it." - Anon

  • Apr 11, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "May God bless you we are so proud of you and love you very much " - Gaye&Keith

  • Apr 11, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are an inspiration. My son attends the Paal school, Fantastic" - Liezl

  • Apr 10, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "You inspire me with your courage and strength." - Caroline Jeannerat

  • Apr 09, 2022 - R 50.00
  • "You are an absolute inspiration " - Julie

  • Apr 09, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "I had to relearn to walk as covid caused brain damage. You are amazing! " - Sue

  • Apr 09, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you. You remind us to be grateful for our blessings. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 09, 2022 - USD $ 73.71
  • "You are hope for others less fortunate" - Glensel

  • Apr 09, 2022 - R 3 000.00
  • "You are an inspiration. " - Marie

  • Apr 09, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "You are an inspiration. Love your positivity and perseverance " - Theresa

  • Apr 09, 2022 - R 8 500.00
  • "Let’s get the wheelchairs rolling. An inspirational story. Bless you Brittany. " - Matt &Pet

  • Apr 08, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep going!!! Youre an inspiration " - Mark Ilbury

  • Apr 07, 2022 - USD $ 70.00
  • "Donation towards Britt’s walking challenge " - Maude Wagner

  • Apr 06, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Brittany!!" - Elsabe

  • Apr 06, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    You are amazing good luck!

    " - Dalene Waily

  • Apr 06, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Walk tall, because you can" - André

  • Apr 06, 2022 - USD $ 4.99
  • "Give your body enough time to rest and recover. And come back stronger tomorrow!" - Riaan

  • Apr 06, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Stay strong and believe that you can do it " - Anonymous

  • Apr 05, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "You’re my inspiration " - Henry cock

  • Apr 04, 2022 - R 50.00
  • "Love you friend " - Anchin

  • Apr 01, 2022 - USD $ 37.83
  • "You are an inspiration, Brittany!" - Kim Craig

  • Mar 31, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Well done Brittany. Your are a star.

    " - Bernadine Spearpoint

  • Mar 29, 2022 - USD $ 74.55
  • "Support you all the way Brittany! You are an inspiration to many and I know you can do it! " - Christine Vorster

  • Mar 29, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Keep going beautiful girl " - Caryn Stretton

  • Mar 29, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "You go Britt!" - Veronica Baker

  • Mar 29, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Best of luck Brittany!" - Rich...!

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Donations to date

R 49 977.51

Fundraising target

R 75 000.00
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Brittany McCormick Purpose Walk Campaign

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With the assistance of BackaBuddy, I aim to be walking 100kms in 6 months or more to raise R70-80 thousand for the Paarl School in Cape Town.

As per the campaign creator's request, funds raised will be paid directly to the school.