Barney J O'Shaughnessy

Barney J O'Shaughnessy
In Australia, 3 children die of cancer every week. Please sponsor me and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer and save little lives!
I've Ridden 1,290.0 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 4th
  • State: 5th in WA
I've raised $3,755.71 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Sahara

Sahara

My Story

26 Sep 2018

In 2017, 7yr old Sahara was diagnosed with a brain tumour & underwent surgery. Sahara suffered a stroke causing Cerebella Mutism, 10 days later was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma cancer. Sahara had 30 rounds of radiation to her brain & spine, 4 of chemotherapy, several hospitalisations due to infections & intense therapy to learn to; swallow, eat, drink, speak, sit & walk again. Sahara is now 81/2 with NO evidence of cancer, this has come at a cost physically & mentally. 3 monthly tests caused her to lose her innocence & freedom, Sahara uses a wheelchair due to balance issues & suffers; fatigue, emotional liabilities, processing issues, stunted growth & vision problems. Thank you for sharing your story to give meaning to our cause. We wish Sahara & her family all the very best. Help me raise funds for research to find a cure for childhood cancers to bring an end to the suffering of children like Sahara. Every cent matters, donate what you can. Donations over $2:00 are tax deductible.

My Challenge

  • 65.0 km ride - I hit my mark 🎉 - Sunday, 28 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 19 days ago
  • 70.0 km ride - Oh so close - Friday, 26 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 21 days ago
  • 75.0 km ride - Not long now - Thursday, 25 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 22 days ago
  • 75.0 km ride - Light mid morning ride - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 23 days ago
  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $2,500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 23 days ago
  • 65.0 km ride - Milestone ride - Tuesday, 23 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 24 days ago
  • 60.0 km ride - The km are melting away 😎 - Monday, 22 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 25 days ago
  • 65.0 km ride - That was hard - Sunday, 21 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 26 days ago
  • 70.0 km ride - That was not fun 🤨 - Friday, 19 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • 100 km day
    18 Oct 2018

    What a morning it was, the weather outside was unforgiving but in the comfort of the gym I managed to turn over 100 km to help fight cancer.

    100 km day
    Posted 29 days ago
  • 100.0 km ride - Easy 100 km morning 🤓 - Thursday, 18 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 29 days ago
  • 60.0 km ride - Second time around the block - Tuesday, 16 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 31 days ago
  • 40.0 km ride - Easy morning ride - Tuesday, 16 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 31 days ago
  • 30.0 km ride - An easy start to the week 😎 - Monday, 15 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 32 days ago
  • Milestone moment
    10 Oct 2018

    Just passed the 500 km ridden mark for this years Great Cycle Challange Ride. Still a lot of riding and pain to go but I’ll get there in the end!

    Milestone moment
    Posted 37 days ago
  • 90.0 km ride - Not even a thunderstorm could stop me this morning. - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 37 days ago
  • 60.0 km ride - Easy mid morning ride - Tuesday, 9 October 2018
    Logged this ride 38 days ago
  • Week one done!
    7 Oct 2018

    Well 65 km today brings me to 365 for the week. Definitely not a bad start to this challenge 🚲 week two coming up.

    Week one done!
    Posted 40 days ago
  • 65.0 km ride - End of week ride 🚲 - Sunday, 7 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 40 days ago
  • Why
    4 Oct 2018

    What a day, I managed to grind out another 90km today. Feeling the legs a bit though.

    Why
    Posted 43 days ago
  • 90.0 km ride - Why - Thursday, 4 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 43 days ago
  • Morning Pain Session
    3 Oct 2018

    A fantastic session this morning with a bit of pain. But still managed to spin out 90 km with a nice view.

    Morning Pain Session
    Posted 44 days ago
  • 90.0 km ride - First morning pain session - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 44 days ago
  • It’s all a dream
    2 Oct 2018

    Back in the saddle today. The pain was there in my back and legs but nothing I’m sure to what Sahara has had to deal with. It felt like an easier 60km today even though it hurt. Thanks Lisa for keeping me company the last 20km.

    Posted 45 days ago
  • 60.0 km ride - Surely yesterday wasn’t that bad? - Tuesday, 2 October 2018

    From Beatty Part to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 45 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 45 days ago
  • 60.0 km ride - The PAIN has begun 🙃 - Monday, 1 October 2018

    From Beatty Park to Beatty Park

    Logged this ride 46 days ago
  • I’m at it again!
    26 Sep 2018

    Yes, if you can believe it, I’m giving this another go.

    For the 4th time, I’m going to see if I can surpass last years distance traveled and money raised for this fantastic cause. I have no doubt that by the end of October every part of my body will be aching and I’ll be spent.

    This year I’ll be riding for Sahara and doing my best to help bring an end to childhood cancer. Please take the time to read about Sahara’s unfortunate journey at the top of my page. All and any donations greatly appreciated.

    I’m at it again!
    Posted 51 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 148 days ago
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