Throw­ing down meaty chal­lenge

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“That pos­i­tive thought ac­tu­ally helped me deal with all the chaos a lit­tle eas­ier.”

Mr Cipri­ano, along with six other com­peti­tors, in­clud­ing for­mer West Coast Eagles player Glen Jakovich, for­mer Fremantle Dock­ers player Des Head­land, Soa “The Hulk” Palelei and Lu­cas “Big Daddy” Browne, will “eat to beat” MND as part of a meatball chal­lenge.

“The fundrais­ing started with Run for a Rea­son and that gath­ered some steam so we de­cided on another event, the meatball chal­lenge.

“Gio­vanni Pez­zano, the owner of The Meatball and Cock­tail Bar in Fremantle, was kind enough to host the event and the idea is for peo­ple to spon­sor their favourite chal­lenger – each meatball that a chal­lenger eats is worth $2 (min­i­mum).

“So if your chal­lenger eats 30 meat­balls, the donation will be $60.”

Hav­ing al­ready raised $11,000 as a team, Mr Cipri­ano said the sky was the limit and he wanted to raise as much money and aware­ness of the de­bil­i­tat­ing dis­ease as pos­si­ble.

“It’s im­por­tant to raise money and aware­ness for MND be­cause not many peo­ple know about it and what a re­ally hor­ri­ble dis­ease it is,” he said.

“I want to hon­our So­nia, I want to be the best dad I can pos­si­bly be and raise Ava the way So­nia would have wanted.”

To do­nate, email the­meat­ballfeast­tofight­mnd@gmail.com.

The Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion of WA is based in Ned­lands.

Michael and So­nia.

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