for the last couple of years after going from a walking cane to a Rollator to a Power wheelchair I decided in 2004 that I needed to do something to raise awareness of Myositis, not only in the Uk but on a Global scale and being a member of several Myositis groups on Facebook, I thought "Why not use Social media to Raise awareness and so enter...................
Wally Wombat AKA "Wandering Wally"
|Wally in Southsea by the Garrison Church|
As the Pilgrims relied on the kindness of other People so Wally relies on the kindness of "Host Families" to help him on his "Global Myositis Awareness Journey"
And so the Journey Begins
Wally's Journey began on the 4th October 2014 at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, at a "Myositis Friends support group meeting"
At the Meeting were Amber and Barry O'Connor from Australia, Amber was the admin of "Myositis Support Australasia" Now known as "Global Myositis Network" Amber and Barry were over in the UK visiting relatives and also on a tour of "Northern Europe" Amber has IBM (Inclusion Body Myositis) and they were to become Wally's first hosts taking him on there tour with them and eventually taking him back to Australia, so he could find other host families to help him Spread awareness of myositis around Australia and beyond.
|Here I am Handing Wally over to Amber for the start of his journey.|
|On the South Bank of the River Thames in London|
|A Rainy day in Brighton|
|At St Pancras, waiting for the train|
|Time for Breakfast|
|Arrived at Gar de la Est|
So here Wally is in Paris France and ready for the next stage of the "Myositis Awareness Journey" I will continue the story on my next post in a couple of days but you can follow Wally's journey over the first year at his Facebook page by clicking Here
Enjoy the Journey. to be continued