Sunshine Coast Graduate Paramedic and Adventurer raises over $10,000 for QAS Legacy
November 19, 2017
Cancer survivor and experienced mountaineer Rhys Greedy ran a 6-month fundraising campaign with a goal to raise $10,000 for the Qld Ambulance Service Legacy Scheme. Rhys has a back story. In 2009 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, just two weeks before his 21st birthday, while stationed with the army in Townsville. In a Sunshine Coast Daily article Rhys was quoted to have said:
“I’ve had dealings with patients who’ve had the same diagnosis as me but have unfortunately gone down another path. It’s hard to put into words, but you share a bond with these people who have gone through the same circumstances as you have yourself. It’s certainly made me appreciate how lucky I am.”
In 2014 Rhys reached five years of remission and travelled to Nepal to climb to Annapurna base camp on a 17-day trek while fundraising for Lymphoma Australia. In July of the next year, he conducted another trip to Mont Blanc in France, this time to support cancer sufferers on the Sunshine Coast.
In 2016 Rhys launched yet another campaign to raise funds this time for the children’s ward at Nambour Hospital and the physical challenge he set himself was to complete the four-day hike 6000m up the highest mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro.