It's incredibly important as a Charity that we can align with like minded people to help us achieve our goals. With the help of our ambassadors we can reach a greater audience to raise awareness of Duchenne MD
I first met James Thompson in 2011 whilst playing for Queensland. James and I share the same name and the same birthday. James is the first to send me a message every birthday and I appreciate our friendship very much.
Helping James, and his family as well as supporting the Fight Duchenne Foundation in the work to make a difference is something I am very passionate about, and doing all I can to support children and families living with Duchenne is a cause close to my heart.
I am very honoured to be an Ambassador for the Fight Duchenne Foundation. After a career of professional sport I really want to give back to children with my time and energy. I am always willing to support great causes and after becoming aware of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and meeting James Thompson, I have found a cause that really needs more awareness and support. Being a father of a healthy teenager I am constantly reminded how fortunate I am and look forward to helping to raise awareness and funds for the Duchenne community and Fight Duchenne.
After meeting Julian Thompson, the founder of Fight Duchenne and hearing more about Duchenne muscular dystrophy at one of Fight Duchenne’s Charity lunches I was asked to come on board as an ambassador. To be able to help a good rugby bloke in making a difference to a community of boys who will never be able to play rugby due to Duchenne is something I am delighted to support and help make a difference in any way I can. I am looking forward to joining the Fight Duchenne in future events to raise money for the cause and create awareness around this insidious disease.