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We spoke with Mackay local Aaron Charchallis who is one of three friends who will embark on a journey to Mount Everest Base Camp in March 2018. Aaron and his former Army friends are heading to Everest to raise money for a very special young Mackay girl named Skye.
Skye is only one of seventeen children ever diagnosed with an extremely rare neural development condition known as 7p22.1. This has slowed Skye’s learning and processing as she continues show very small advancements towards walking and talking. Whilst adjusting to this difficult way of life, at the start of 2017 Skye was diagnosed with Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis. This rare form of cancer effects 1:200000 and is currently being treated at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane with a combination of medicine and courage. The cancer and gene disorders are so rare the government does not offer any funding and the medical bills are taking its toll on them financially, with a possibility of them losing their house.
The trek to Everest will entail walking 160km at a starting altitude of 3300mm and reaching 5300km at the camp. We wish Aaron all the best on his trek and hope he can raise enough funds to help this family in need.
To donate to the Skye’s family and show your support head to- https://www.gofundme.com/everest-base-camp-trek-for-skye