Grandson’s autism gives Guy Stewart reason to run Perth Marathon


Guy Stewart with his grandson Reith
Guy Stewart with his grandson Reith

GRANDFATHER Guy Stewart is recovering after running in Perth Marathon this month to raise funds for Autism Spectrum Australia.

The 48-year-old who works at Qbit Computers in Mirrabooka has raised about $1200 after being motivated by his 11-year-old grandson, Reith, who has autism.

Despite running in marathons in the past, Guy never believed he would compete again but felt motivated to run this year to raise funds to help other families dealing with autism.

Mr Stewart was driven to keep running during the 42km slog by the support and generosity people had shown him.

“At certain times your body is saying you should stop, but you think of the people who have contributed and it motivates you to move on,” he said.

Guy chose Autism Spectrum Australia because of the support they provide.

“(Autism Spectrum Australia) assists children with autism in learning and schooling, which they need in order to give them life skills,” he said.

Donate to Guy Stewart’s run here.