Donate To Ironman Running to Pay Off Paralysed Soldier’s Mortgage

Donate To Ironman Running to Pay Off Paralysed Soldier’s Mortgage

Reece Dewar OAM (left) who is competing in an Ironman challenge to pay off Tim Pereira's (right) mortgage

Commando Weflare Trust ambassador and Special Forces Veteran, Reece Dewar OAM, will be competing in the 2024 Sunshine Coast Ironman 70.3 on 8th September.

Reece will be running to raise funds to pay off the remainder of Corporal Tim Pereira’s mortgage.

In 2012 on his second tour in Afghanistan, Tim, an Electronic Warfare Operator, was on a mission manning the rear gun in a Bushmaster Armoured Vehicle. Tim had just volunteered to stay on and cover the winter rotation instead of returning home with his platoon.

Bad weather had made conditions poor. The vehicle was involved in a collision and Tim was knocked unconscious. When he came to, he realised he was paralysed from the neck down and was unable to breathe.

He thought he was going to die.

A medic travelling in the same vehicle acted swiftly and kept him alive. Tim would later learn that he had sustained a C4 burst fracture in his spine.

He spent over 18 months in rehab, both overseas and back in Australia. He worked tirelessly trying to regain as much movement as possible but remains paralysed and requires 24/7 support.

Reece and the Commando Welfare Trust believe it is critical to raise the final funds to pay off Tim’s mortgage, as he has sacrificed everything to defend our nation. 

The Commando Welfare Trust is a registered charity with tax-deductible donations, with 100 per cent of the funds going to our beneficiaries.

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Please donate so we pay off the remainder of Corporal Tim Pereira’s mortgage, who was paralysed in the line of duty.

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