Marsfield girl Marge Olaso set to conquer Kossi

Marge Olaso with members of Team Marge

Marge Olaso with members of Team Marge

Marsfield girl, Marge Olaso is in training to climb Mount Kosciuszko in February. This would be a challenge for many of us, but it is an inspiring ambition for the fourteen year old, who has
cerebral palsy.
Marge is one of the youngest participants in the Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Krazy Kossi Klimb 2017 – an 18km trek up and down Mount Kosciuszko to raise funds for their Accessible Gym
and Fitness Program.
The program promotes fitness, strength, and independence for people with cerebral palsy, and funds raised will be used at CPA facilities across Sydney, including their centre at Smalls Rd, Ryde.
Marge Olaso is excited about the challenge ahead, but knows it’s going to be hard reaching Australia’s highest peak.
“It’s a pretty cool opportunity because not everybody gets to do this. I get to do this, and it’s like conquering your own limitations,” Marge said.
“Staying motivated to get up the whole way instead of just collapsing, I think that will be the hardest thing.”
The 2016 Krazy Kosci Klimb raised over $250,000, and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance is looking to do even better in the 2017 event, with 20 teams climbing the mountain.
Marge’s dedicated team includes parents Arnold and Monette, sister Marishka, representatives of corporate team sponsor KPMG, and a Gladesville family who have volunteered to support her.
Nine-year old Lucinda Crompton of Gladesville has been fundraising through her school’s Student Representative Council, and will walk with Marge to the top of Kosciuszko.
“We’re doing a lot of fun stuff at our school (Hunters Hill Public School) – a mufti day, cake stalls, and even a sponge throw where we get to throw sponges at our teachers to raise money for Team Marge. I’m really proud of my school trying to help Marge and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. It’s amazing what she is doing.”
This is the third year the Cerebral Palsy Alliance will run the Krazy Kosci Climb, and Marge is urging members of the Ryde Business Forum to get behind her and her team.
“All that help is appreciated because it will really make a difference in the future”, she said.
“I’m looking forward to getting to the top and saying: ‘I climbed a mountain!’ Even if I have a disability, I can still do it. If I can do it, you can do it”.
Ryde Business Forum Members can donate to Team Marge via the following link:
https://krazykosciklimb2017.everydayhero.com/au/team-marge

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