Sticky Tickets and Redback Solutions have been very proud to support the 14 Hour Day for Disability this Saturday, a 14 Hour Triahtlon be completed in its entirety by Newcastle Photographer, Edward Cross. The day is to raise money for Leap Frog Ability and supporters will swim, bike and run various parts of the course with Edward. Edward is giving something back after recoving from a brain injury.
On the morning of Mothers Day 2006, 43 year old Eddie Cross was the top of his game. Hours later, the father of three couldn't count to ten. One hit on the football field changed Eddie's life instantly and forever. Renowned as one of Newcastle's top photographers, he was physically at his peak. But the brain injury he'd sustained was devastating. It robbed him of his independence and threatened to destroy his life, his career and his state of mind. Eddie was facing a long road to recovery but with strength, determination and perseverance, he took that journey one step at a time. Now he's running. And he's not planning on stopping. In fact, Eddie will swim, cycle and run for 14hrs to raise $200, 000 for LeapFrog ability – a Hunter based charity helping people with disability live a better quality of life. It's a feat most of us would not be able to achieve, let alone live with a brain injury. But Eddie is no stranger to perseverance. Before his injury, Eddie completed the gruelling Australian Iron Man Triathlon, FIVE times.
Redback's Managing Director, Matt Freedman has been seen pounding the pavement with Eddie and recently complete the Sydney Half Marathon with Eddie. A solid effort for Matt and just a warm up for Eddie. Matt and other members of the Sticky Tickets team will be participating in bike and run legs on the day.