We're siblings from Perth, Western Australia on a personal mission to educate, inspire and fund-raise for kidney health.
In 2010 Darren was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure. He was faced with a future of daily dialysis or finding a kidney transplant in order to survive. So began the journey...
Fallon began testing as a potential live kidney donor in late 2014 and, after 8 long months of thorough examinations, we received the incredible news. We were a perfect match! (we matched 12/12 HLA antigens, for those in the know. We're practically twins!)
On 30 June 2015, Darren got a brand new kidney (affectionately known as 'the bean') and Fallon got a couple of bad-ass scars.
It's been quite a ride for us both, but through it all we've learned that there are so many incredible fellow Aussies going through their own kidney health experiences. We want to do our bit to make a difference in the lives of people just like us.
We believe that fitness and health is important not just physically, but mentally too. We want to get you moving, appreciating your body and doing the things you love - all while helping out a fellow Aussie.
You may be wondering, "Why Fit-Squirrel?" Well, squirrels may be little but they're also really tough - just like us!
Thanks for joining us and doing your bit for kidney health. Welcome to the #fitsquirrelfam
Fallon & Darren