Redcliffe resident Mariah carries friendship far in Dwellingup 100

Redcliffe resident Mariah Campana with Dylan Needham, who is the motivation behind her attempt at the Dwellingup 100 mountain bike event for muscular dystrophy.
Redcliffe resident Mariah Campana with Dylan Needham, who is the motivation behind her attempt at the Dwellingup 100 mountain bike event for muscular dystrophy.

FRIENDSHIP has encouraged Redcliffe resident Mariah Campana to tackle a tough mountain bike event to raise money for Nedlands-based Muscular Dystrophy WA.

Ms Campana met Stirling resident Dylan Needham in 2015, with the pair quickly forming a bond while she was his support worker.

At the time, Mr Needham received help for muscular dystrophy, a genetic neuromuscular condition where muscles slowly degenerate and weaken.

The condition affects about 800 people in WA.

Even after Ms Campana moved into a new role as an observational therapist, the pair remained good friends.

To help support Mr Needham’s fundraising work, Ms Campana will tackle the Dwellingup 100 Mountain Bike Classic on Saturday, August 19 as part of a team.

“I took Dylan to a (Dwellingup 100 Mountain Bike Classic) when someone else was riding for him, and I started considered doing it myself,” she said.

“I always wanted to do it, but I doubted my own ability.

“Dylan gave me the motivation.”

To donate, visit https://traildayformdwa.everydayhero.com/au/team-dylan-and-anthony-1.