"We are siblings hailing from Perth, Western Australia, embarking on a personal mission to promote kidney health through education, inspiration, and fundraising.
Our journey began in 2010 when Darren received the life-altering diagnosis of stage 5 kidney failure. Faced with the prospect of daily dialysis or the search for a kidney transplant, we embarked on a transformative path.
In late 2014, Fallon initiated the process to become a live kidney donor. After eight arduous months of comprehensive evaluations, we received incredible news - we were a perfect match! (In medical terms, we matched 12/12 HLA antigens, a nearly twin-like compatibility!)
On June 30, 2015, Darren received the gift of a brand new kidney, lovingly dubbed 'the bean,' while Fallon proudly wore a couple of battle scars. Our journey has been a rollercoaster, revealing the strength and resilience within us.
Throughout our experience, we've come to realize that countless fellow Australians are navigating their own kidney health challenges. We are committed to making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals like us.
We firmly believe that fitness and health extend beyond the physical realm, deeply affecting mental well-being. Our goal is to inspire you to embrace movement, appreciate your body, and indulge in the activities you love - all while supporting your fellow Australians.
You might be curious about the name 'Fit-Squirrel.' Well, squirrels may be diminutive in size, but they exemplify remarkable toughness - just like us!
For those interested in delving deeper into our journey, please visit: Link to our journey
Thank you for joining us on this mission to champion kidney health. Welcome to the #fitsquirrelfam!"
Fallon & Darren