I had a brain tumor removed in May 2017. After my operation I was stuck in a wheelchair and needed to learn to walk from scratch.
When parkrun started at Groeneweide parkrun, Franskraal, in Gansbaai I start to take part by walking the course.
I completed 14 walks then lockdown came and parkruns closed.
Unfortunately when parkrun reopened, I was diagnosed in October 2021 with another brain tumor resulted in difficulty walking. That did not stop me getting my parkrun fix because now I’m taking part as a volunteer.
On 26th March, we had a Brain Tumour Awareness Day at our parkrun, with all the volunteers taking part.
I have now complete my 14th parkrun volunteering and look forward to more volunteering to come.
Desiree Barnett is relishing her volunteering role as parkwalker. It affords her the opportunity to laugh and chat with other parkwalkers, provide encouragement where needed and complete her own 5k each Saturday. What an awesome experience I had this morning, to once again see so many happy and eager people raring to take on…
As parkrun continues to grow around the world, we are committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together. Communication plays a vital part in what we do, and we are looking to expand our range of non-English language content. To help us do so, we have created the voluntary…