Team William

Walking for William

Since William was born, and then diagnosed with Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy due to an extremely rare mutation in his SPTAN1 gene, we have been inundated by offers of support from all our family and friends, far and wide. Every one wants to help wherever they can, but one of the hardest aspects of a genetic diagnosis like this one is that we really all feel pretty helpless. 

In the month of May, I have decided to participate in this years K’s for Kids to hopefully make some money for the Children’s Medical Research Institute in the hope that as the years pass, less and less families and beautiful little babies like William have to find themselves in this situation.

If you are still looking for a way to help out babies like William then please feel free to donate, sponsor me, or even get in on the fun and participate yourself as part of Team William!

Thanks, Bec x

This May, we're walking 6,000 steps a day to help Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) find cures for genetic diseases and childhood cancers.

Walking every single day isn’t going to be easy, but it’s nothing compared to the challenges facing children and families affected by these diseases.

We're glad to be doing our bit to help step up the pace on much-needed research and we're hoping you can do the same by making a donation today.

Thank you to our Sponsors


Colleen Slaughter

Good luck Rebecca. We are all walking right beside you. Lots of love Aunty Col xxxxx


Maureen Fehon

We are with you all the way. So proud of you trying to make a difference for others.


Mr Christopher Fehon

So proud of what you are doing.


Michael And Emma Obrien

We are with you every step of the way! All our love, Michael, Emma and Madison xoxo



Hi Bec I wish you and your family all the best 🙏🙏🙏


Carl Family

You go Girl Very Proud Xx


Andrew & Ethan

Love and support to you all. Xxx


Adam And Annalisa Murphy

Dear Brad and Rebecca, Our hearts are with you and William. We pray that everything works out for you all. Love Adam and Annalisa


Joe Gurka

Hi Bec, You are doing a fantastic job. Such a cute, thriving little boy. All the best - you deserve it! Joe



Well done Margaret, The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped. Prov. 11:25 message


Jayson Diaz



Alex And Brendan Fehon

Bec you are incredible, sending all our love xxx


Reboundrehab - Kaye Bruce

Hi Rebecca Congratulations on the arrival of baby William. We hope this helps a little in the quest for better research for genetic diseases. The Reboundrehab team.


Lisa And George Spanos (new Neighbours)

Praying for you and your family.


Geoff & Victoria R

Wishing the whole family all the very best.


Jill Hummell

Walk well Rebecca! love to you, Brad, Sophie & William


Liz Scholder

All our love and support to you, Brad, Sophie, and William.


Elizabeth Huband


Steph Lam

You're a legend Bec! xoxo


Amanda Vizas

Hi Rebecca, I wish you and your family all the best in this journey. 🙏🏼❤️


Ann Hargreaves

Keep stepping team!


Seb Ranguis

Thinking of you guys being amazing parents to your little William.


Steve Sanders

All our love Bec and Brad. Steve and Jane


Margaret Kravchenko


Tony Fehon

Good stepping.


The Fitzgerald's

Go team!


Maria Pearson


Sally & Spot

Good luck Bec!


Samantha Allen

Such a wonderful initiative Rebecca. Sending love and support to you and your family. All the best with each step on your journey.



Good on you Meg. Proud of you. Keep focussed and know there are many people supporting you.


Kate Walls

Amazing stuff!


Rebecca Martens


Mary-ann Fallon


Matched Donation

Matched by a super generous supporter of Children's Medical Research Institute. YAY!


Jo & Michael Cleary


Charonne Douglas



Michael & Susan O'brien

Dear Bec & Brad, Our thoughts, love & prayers are with "Team William". Michael & Susan O'Brien


Mr Geoff Levinge

All my love and support to you all. XXXX


Tracy, David, Shaun And Lachlan Hendriks

Go Bec!!! With you all on this journey ahead. All our love and support. Tracy, David, Shaun and Lachlan.XXXX



All the best Bec for your goal in May, and such a good cause too! 👍


Carolyn Lenhardt

Please count me in for K'sforkids. All the best to William and his beautiful family xx


Des And Deb Stapleton

Great work Bec. William is certainly good motivation. xx


Mark Levinge


Steve & Robyn

So proud of you Rebecca your an amazing Mum ❤❤


Niranjali O’connor

Great effort Bec, sending my best wishes to you all x


Kevin And Colleen Fehon


Chiaki Kojima

Dear Rebecca, I sincerely wish for the development of a good treatment option for the cutest baby like William who suffers rare genetic disease. Thank you for including me for the brave walk along with William, you and your family. My thoughts are with you.


Iflow Psychology

Great work Margaret! Go team!


Justin Tan

Wish William Well and hope mysterious acronym diagnosis does have a treatment in the future


Rob Price

Happy to support an important cause - thanks for creating the platform for us all to pitch in ! Best wishes to you all!


Belinda Carr

Sending William and your family strength and courage and improving health. Xx


Neeta Patel

Thank you Rebecca and kudos for initiating this for the research and giving the opportunity to support. Great news about CMRI committing to research and gene therapy.


Fiona Bennett

Go Bec, what a great way to raise money for CRMI & to help other children. Best wishes & I hope you find time each day to fit in all the steps!


Bernard Fehon

thanks for helping to fund research for kids.


Tina P

Great incentive for such a worthy cause, Margaret. Keep up the great work and creative solutions. :-) x


Steven Faux

All our best from me and the tean at St V’s


Alison Andrews


Janet Doyle

Go for it Margaret. You can do it.


Jo Lees

What a great cause for little William. Good luck Bec!


David Chapman


Nidhi Gupta

Hi Rebecca You are a brave and beautiful person. I wish William and your family all the best.


David Longhurst

With all our love and Thoughts, Hilary & David


Paul Wheat


David Harper

what a great way not only to exercise but also to help the children who need us the most


Admin Team Westmead Hospital


Cate Press

Step it out Margaret!


Michelle And Sean

Thank you for all that you are doing for your beautiful boy and more


Lauren Wade


Leonie And Ray Mitchell


Sarah Tom & George

Thinking of you.


Kerrie Levinge

We are always here for you Rebecca & Brad!


Sue Pascoe Carl Pascoe

Love and support to you all💙 go Team William




Anika Wise


Damo & Jacqueline Brown

Sending you love and support as you take on this very special fundraiser!


The Hanneys


Mike ^ Caroline Steinberg

Wishing William all the best. Good cause to help others in the future.


Joanna Elizalde

All the best for William ,your whole family and Children's Medical Research Institute. Keep up the good work!!


Rosemary Clare Hall

great cause Margaret...cheering you on!!


Kimberly Ferguson

A little something to help towards research. Sending all the love and support to William. x


Tet Khun

It's wonderful what you are doing. Please keep up the great work :)



More than happy to donate to such a worthy cause. Breaks my heart seeing little ones and their families suffer



Wishing little William all the best, Brad and Rebecca!


Jenny Sadlier


Tayla Kowald

Proud of you . Sending my love and support


Beth Stewart

Bec and Brad – sending you and the kids lots of love on this journey. We are thinking of you! Beth and Bryan x


Megan Moa

It’s only a little but every penny counts. Much love to you William & Bec enjoy your steps :)x


Sarunya Phutkhuntod

All of love


Karina Whelan


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