CLARKSON teenager and cancer survivor Graedyn Cameron recently completed a 400km bike ride to raise money for Camp Quality.
The 18-year-old, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia when he was four, rode from Geraldton to Joondalup over four days.
Graedyn was a Camp Quality member for 11 years and his ride has raised more than $20,000 for the organisation that provides support to children with cancer and their families.
“It’s just my way of giving back,” he said.
“Camp Quality has given me confidence; on camps I would meet people I wouldn’t normally meet and people who are going through the same thing.”
He said strong head winds made the ride harder than he expected and could not have done it without support from fellow rider and Camp Quality volunteer Steve Pawelski.
“I’ve known Steve for 11 years and he’s like a brother,” he said.
“Having Steve there got me through, I don’t think I could have completed it without him.”
Despite raising more than $20,000, Graedyn is hoping to make it to $25,000, which would fund a children’s camp.
He said he would continue to fundraise for Camp Quality and aims to be a volunteer with the charity.
“I want to support the people who gave me so much,” he said.
“They are like a second family and I want to give other kids what I’ve got from it.”
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