Alan Sheldon – Riding for our Callum
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In June 2010 our world was shattered when we were told “I am sorry, but there is no heartbeat”. We were 35 weeks through the pregnancy. We thought we had passed all the ‘dangers’. We were all prepared to meet our baby in the next few weeks. Our son Callum was born sleeping 2 days later.
Our lives have never been the same. So many questions follow – why did this happen to us? How did this happen? And then there are those harder questions – who would Callum look like? What would he be doing now that he is almost 10 years old?
That is why we are back for a ninth year for the Sydney2CAMberra ride, to raise much needed funds to go towards research and support provided by the Stillbirth Foundation and Red Nose. No other family should have to endure what we have.
The ride provides us with our yearly therapy session. We have made some lifelong friends who have shared a similar story to us. We have talked, listened, cried and laughed together.
The support from our family and friends was what got Alison and I through a very difficult part of our lives. We continue to be extremely appreciative of all of those who have supported us in previous years and hope that you can continue your support by making a donation towards my Sydney2CAMberra ride in 2020. Callum touched the hearts of so many people and he will always be with us.
As the ride suggests, I will be riding from Sydney to Canberra – over 300km’s. Alison, Layla and Ella will once again be my support crew.
Thank you all in advance.
Alan, Alison, Callum, Layla and Ella