“In June 2021 my mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer which stemmed from something as simple as going to the doctor with stomach pain. When mum found out her and my dad Cesar had to make extremely difficult on-the-spot decisions on whether or not to have certain life-changing surgeries.

Mum had to undertake two different types of chemotherapy treatment, both of which did not work as at the time the cancer was too aggressive.
Mum made sure that she was always positive and put on a brave face, all she wanted was to spend as much time as possible with her family of 3 kids, 3 grandkids, and of course her husband.
Mum dedicated her life to helping people, she work at a retirement home looking after others.

She also had plans to work at a soup kitchen to help the homeless but never got to do so.

Rosa Pardo passed away in February 2022 surrounded by her loving family.
I created a GoFundMe page to help generate awareness and raise money for Bowel Cancer Australia in my mum's name.

In October 2022 I participated in a Spartan Race Trifecta weekend in Queensland. I accomplished my goal of Race 1 - 21km + over 30 obstacles with no penalties just over 4 hours, and also my fundraising goal of $5000.
Feel to follow along with me and my journey to achieving my goal on my Instagram page @d_pardo
2023 Supporters In Action Daniel P

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