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)
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/