Shortly after Mrs Lawson ” who has type 1 diabetes ” completed the race in 2012, she experienced a cerebral haemorrhage which left her unable to walk unaided.
Daughter Amanda Sachse and husband Jason pushed Mrs Lawson along the 4km course at this year’s race before she was able to take the final few steps over the finish line.
‘It was a wonderful day and I feel so lucky to be able to have done this. I loved being out there again,’ Mrs Lawson said.
Amanda, Jason and employees from their Wangara small business entered a 10-person team into the event, raising nearly $1800 for Diabetes WA.
Mrs Lawson has lived with type 1 diabetes for nearly 30 years,and was previously a diabetes nurse educator, |while fellow team member Philippa Lonie has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 10 years.
‘My mum is amazing, she’s such an inspiration to our family and friends,’ Amanda said.
This year 240 people supported Diabetes WA in the HBF Run for a Reason, raising more than $84,000.