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Tumour, stroke, superbugs: nothing can stop Ballarat-bound Terry

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Imagine being a young dad, in the prime of your life... and it all comes to a screetching halt.

Terry Mitropolous is walking from Adelaide to Melbourne - via Ballarat - after his life was turned upside down at age 36.

The successful businessman discovered he had a brain tumour, which led to complications including a staph infection and eventually a stroke that claimed his eyesight, hearing and ability to walk.

Now aged 46, he has regained only some of what he lost - and for what he has, he is eternally thankful.

Armed with a glass-half-full attitude and a rock-solid faith, Terry left Adelaide on August 17 and should arrive in Ballarat around September 19.

He says he knows what it's like to be in the pits of despair - and to climb out the other side ... 

If you would like to help Terry raise money for the Black Dog Institute, go to .. https://www.gofundme.com/f/walkandshine

If you'd like to see how Terry is travelling, click on .. https://www.facebook.com/walkandshine2019/

Look out for him on the following dates:

September 14 - arrives in Ararat

Sept 15 - Buangor

Sept 17 - Beaufort

Sept 18 - Burrumbeet

Sept 19 - arrives Ballarat 

Sept 21 - Gordon 

Sept 22 - Myrniong 

Sept 23 - arrives Melton ....

Sept 27 AFL holiday - Federation Square (finish)

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Terry and family (above) after he won his local Father of the Year award.

For more on Walk and Shine, click on .. https://www.walkandshine.org.au/