Dawid's Need For Speed
Dawid was diagnosed with a low grade brain tumour in 2013. Unfortunately, this tumour has now formed to a Grade 4 tumour and it is now going to take his life. Dawid used to race cars and is not able to do so any longer. This really upsets him as it’s a huge passion of his. His ...social worker wrote to us to see if we might be able to organise a PlayStation for him to race cars virtually. We thought this was a great idea and had something else up our sleeves for him.
The wonderful people from Charity Drive Days offered Dawid (at no charge) a day he would not forget driving around in race and specialist cars on the Grand Prix Race Circuit in Phillip Island.
Dawid said “you guys are amazing, I had the best day of my life today, you guys made me super happy. I can’t remember when I was this happy. Big thanks to all my drivers, the whole team and you, you did such an amazing job putting all this together and looking after me. I will remember this day always and forever.” Dawid’s social worker later said “he couldn’t wipe the smile off his face, it was wonderful. He said it was the best day of his life.”
We are so thankful to everyone involved at the Charity Drive Days in particular in particular Stacey, Greg, Michael, Nick and Cameron. Thank you to the wonderful Troy Upfield from Dog Box photography for these amazing shots of Dawid. We know that this along with Dawid’s new PlayStation is going to give him many times where he can get lost in the moment and the memory.
About Charity Drive Days:
Charity Drive Days is a Registered Charity Association run by car and motoring lovers that want to make a difference. They organise events that enable them to drive their cars on Australia’s best racing circuits, and they also have social events that include partners and families. They do all this because they are passionate about the spirit of driving and socialising, and they want to raise funds for people in need.
Their October 2016 event reached a new peak with more than 350 people participating over the two days, raising in excess of $300,000 for various charities. You can read more about their work here: http://charitydrivedays.com.au