The Eckert's Red Socks Run for Kidney Health!
We are taking part in the RED SOCKS RUN CHALLENGE this October. Walking 60km over the month of October to help raise funds for Kidney Health Australia.
Did you know that you can lose up to 90% of kidney function before having any symptoms. Once your kidneys reach failure, there is no cure. Dialysis (60 hrs per month, hence the 60km) or kidney transplant are the only options to stay alive.
We’ll be pulling up our RED SOCKS for Ethan. A brave little boy who is living with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome. A syndrome where the cause for Ethan (and many others) is still unknown, where there is no cure and where treatment is a guessing game that involves killing the immune system (causing a raft of other issues) with horrible drugs that aren’t even approved by the TGA for this purpose.
He’s a little boy who is brave and resilient (braver than us). A three year old who knows the way to the hospital, who no longer cries when he has his blood tests, whose legs cramp and ache from the meds, who thinks peeing into a cup or a wee bag daily is normal, who happily lines up for his multiple meds, who is often limited to just 600mL of water in a day, who knows the word potassium and that certain foods (bananas, chips and chocolate for example, all kids’ favorites!!) have too much and he can’t eat them.
It’s unfair and it breaks our hearts…
Yet, it’s important to remember, we are the lucky ones still, he’s a three year old who is still healthy (compared to many others), he’s still smart, happy, playful and a little brute!
We want to raise awareness and funds to work toward research for better treatment options and of course for a cure for our Ethan and for the 25,000 other people who are currently living with kidney failure in Australia.
We’re walking for hope, hope that one day all this will stop, that there will be research, that we will find a cause, we will find better treatment options and maybe, just maybe, one day a cure.
Please support us, donate and feel free to join our team too, the more the merrier!
Thank you to our Sponsors
Solitaire Automotive Group
Trav & Harry
We love EJ. Good job.
Mark And Lauren
Michael And Jenny Bailey
To our dearest little Grandson Ethan, keep strong, we will be with you every step on your way to recovery. Love Nanna and Poppa xxxx
The Dienelts Xx
Good work guys 💪 xx
Jackie And Colin Eckert
Wish it could be more. But every little bit helps.
Go well Stacey & Jensen
Robyn And Fudge Xx
Great effort Stace xx
Great effort Kate!
God bless you guys. I pray they find a cure for your son so he can live a happy healthy life.
Bonnie And Stephen Bailey
Such a courageous lil man our great nephew Ethan ! Fingers crossed all turns out well for him xx
Belinda And Daniel Button
Breaks my heart what you are going through. I hope the cause and cure is found soon. Keep being brave and strong Ethan, Kate, Jase and Liv. xx
Best wishes to you all
Last push to the finish line to reach your targets. Well done Team Eckert!
Go well Jas
Go well Kate
Sending love to your beautiful little boy Ethan xxx
Backing you guys and your brave little man 100%
Touched by bravery of little ETHAN.
All the best Kate and the fam! What a gorgeous and brave little man Ethan is. Hope you reach your goal xo
Katie & Rhys Van Iersel
All the best guys!
Tie those shoelaces tight, Team Eckert. Time to hit the tracks! Happy trails to you all this October.
Bernie & Lesley Farrell
Great work Stacey and Jensen!
Caitlin And Luke
Great effort Stacey
You’ll smash it!! Well done xx
Well done Stace and J-man! What a fantastic achievement and such a wonderful cause 💪🏼
Praying for a cure and a miracle in little Ethan's life x
Josh And Leah Davey
Keep up the great work mate! Ethan has some amazing parents and a great big sister by his side!!
Jarrod & Georgie Sampson
Bill & Randall
Way to go Jensen🥰🥰🥰
Good on ya Jase! Good luck 👟
Good luck Jason .
Well done guys x
Good luck, Kate!
Ash And Quinn
Good Luck with your 60km and a big high 5 to your most courageous little man for being so brave!
Good luck team Eckert
The Luke's X
Well done guys xo
Doing an amazing job Kate :o) xx
Well done Kate!
Jeanette & Daryl
Keep pounding Kate!
Skye & Keith
Well done team Eckert! Xx
Keep up the good work!
I'll be right there supporting you on our lunch break walks! Good luck xxx
Well done Stace and Jenson! Xx
Go team ! 👍🏼👊🏼
👏👏 well done team Eckert wishing you and your little man all the best.