Coughing the Distance
Walter, a 42 years young person with Cystic Fibrosis, made a bicyle trip across Europe to inspire other people with Cystic Fibrosis, their friends and families as well as anyone else with a disability.
A fleet of Batavus Mountain bikes!
The journey became quite the adventure as they navigated their way for 4395 kilometers, across 10 different countries and carrying 1500 pills and other medication for 72 days. Read Walter's full adventure, see Lucas Li's documentary and read the children's book with your children for inspiration. The whole adventure complete with planning phase was documented on a blog and is now viewable in chronological order in a pdf file <here> 2007> if you are interested! But better still, read the complete story in the book:here>.
Coughing the Distance is now also available for the Kindle <here>. If you do not have a Kindle yet:
Coughing the Distance the DVD is also available to schools and educational institutions through VEA (click on Secondary and Australia) - Video Education Australasia - complete with teachers notes for use in Australian/NZ educational institutions!
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Why not contact Walter to arrange for a Motivational Talk to your organisation or for your function! Would you like to screen the documentary for your event?
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Just a little something to brighten your day!
On the Conference Quiz Quick where people were asked to list the 3 sessions that really worked well for them your session came in amongst the most successful!
Well done and a million thanks!
Stephen - CF Victoria
Stop Press: Walter received an Order of Australia Medal for spreading CF Awareness around the world!
Special thanks to all people that have donated funds and or goods to our cause! To make a documentary like this requires a lot of family, friend and community support.
More information on the actual bicycle ride can be found here:
The original blog we kept: http://cofe4cf.blogspot.com
Photos of the trip in the below albums:
The original route with dates (this was the route we tried to stick to, and mostly did): http://www.vanpraag.info/cofe1/dates.htm