Tegan Micke

I'm raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis entered our world when our little baby boy, Jesse, was diagnosed at 4 weeks old. This year I want to be able raise funds for this amazing foundation who have and will continue to support our family and the greater CF community for the rest of Jesse’s life.

This year I am going to challenge myself to swim 65km in May up until 65 Roses Day on Friday 27th May. Ocean swimming will be my main goal, but a couple kms will be done in the pool.

I've created this page because I want to support the important work being undertaken at Cystic Fibrosis WA.

Please support them with a donation to my page and share it with friends and family to help me reach my fundraising goal. Every donation will make a big impact.

Thank you for your support.

 

My Updates

Day 1

Sunday 1st May
From when I first decided to take on this challenge a couple of things have happened… 
The reality of me attempting to do this mostly in the ocean is unrealistic for me. Afternoons are times when my support crew (Noni and Nonna) are able to watch Riley and Jesse. The sun is setting and the ocean is fairly. So the pool will be my main place during the week and maybe an ocean swim in the weekends. 

I should also now have created a team page too! My brothers, Rhys and Ben, have joined the party! Rhys will be swimming the 65km with me though out the month up in Karratha. Ben will be swimming 65laps of his local swimming pool on Friday 27th May, aka 65Roses Day! Words cannot describe how happy and proud I am to have my brothers join me! 

This morning my little family headed down to our local swimming pool to kick start my 65roses Challenge. My husband Chris, Riley and Jesse all set for a splash around in the leisure pool while I tackled some laps. We were met by my Dad, Julie (Nonna) and Chris’s Mum, Leonie (Noni) who came down to cheer me on as I dove into the water! 2.8kms done and dusted! All three boys had a great time and were happily devouring some hot chippies by the time I jumped out!

It’s been 12months now since we found out about Jesse having CF. At the beginning, everything was pretty overwhelming but together Chris and I have gotten Jesse into a happy routine with his medication, salt and Physio.

So what exactly is Cystic Fibrosis? 
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) affects the lungs and digestive system because of a malfunction in the exocrine system that’s responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus.

People with CF develop and abnormal amount of excessively thick and sticky mucus with in the lungs, airways and digestive system. This causes impairment of the digestive functions of the pancreas and traps bacteria in the lungs, causing recurring infections leading to irreversible damage.
There currently is no cure. 
(Thank you to CFWA for this information)

Jesse inherited CF from Chris and I. Unbeknownst to us, we are both carriers for the gene mutation. We have a 1 in 4 chance of creating a baby with CF. There is. A 50% chance Riley might be a carrier. There is absolutely no signs that someone is a carrier of the gene. On average 1 in every 25 people are carriers, this statistic blows my mind!! Unless you had a blood test to find out if you’re a carrier, you wouldn’t even know - as Chris and found out. 

That’s enough CF stats for today! I’ve got 26 more days to go, 62.2km to swim! 

Thank you for reading and a huge thank you to those who have already made a donation to CFWA! If you would like to donate, please follow the links on this page  x

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Agxpress

Well done Tegan, we are all very proud of you and your family! Such a great achievement for a very worthy cause.

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Nicole Roocke

Great effort to get Christopher in the pool .... just for that think $10 per km for each of the 65 you have done and the 4 he did sounds reasonable to me!!

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Rhys, Kate And Ruben

Awesome effort Teegs, not only all of the laps in the pool but all of the awareness raised for Jesse and others with CF

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Leisha Clarkson

Your amazing

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Susan And Brendon Grylls

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Jackie

What a beautiful little boy and a beautiful family Medical research has come such a long way I hope it can help your little boy love ❤️ hugs and hope

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Jude

💗

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Ainslie

Good luck Teegan !!

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Anonymous

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People Who Care, Far And Wide

Love from Dunsborough, Esperance, Perth

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Zoe Parsons

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Elevate Live Virtual Training

Super effort and we are so proud of you. Well done supermum, keep up the amazing work.

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Midwest Optical

Good luck Tegan!

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Sally Monsted

Congrats an awesome effort.

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Marcus Watson

Here’s the extra donation for Ben’s 65 laps for 65 roses day. Very proud of you babe. Well done Tegan for not only raising such an impressive amount of money but also the awareness xo

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Kerry And John Cairns

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Wayne Rodgers

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Robert & Susi Moore

Best wishes

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Sandra Hasleby

Congratulations Tegan - fantastic effort

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Leonie Micke

Such strong determination which your gorgeous boy has inherited from you as well. Always there for you Jesse, Tegan, Chris, and Riley xxxx Noni and Pop

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Chris And Megan Broad

What you and your village have achieved is amazing 🤩 Huge effort!

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Scott Williams

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Karen And Rick Giles

You and Rhys have got this. 🥰🥰🥰

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Ash Mcgovern

Good work Tegan, Rhys and Ben. Good luck for all the laps. Rhys, maybe I’ll come down and swim a few with you.

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Les Sivwright

Well done Tegan and Chris.

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Richard And Michelle Allen

Well done Tegan. A small financial contribution to your cause that comes with a ‘big’ contribution of love from Rich and Shell. 😘

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Chelsea & Ben

Well done Tegan & Rhys! Amazing effort!

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Maltia Caffe

Sending our love to your family 😘

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Breeanne Gregory

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Bridget O’neill

Good luck with the challenge and reaching your fundraising goal! Bridget o

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Rulan Whitefoot

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Ben & Marcus

Such a good challenge Teegs! Good luck!!

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Roger Knight

Good luck Tegan. You are a champion.

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Ian And Carol

Good luck, Hope you reach your target amount.

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Wendy & Greg

Go Tegan!

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Brendan Weir

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Jude And Scotty

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Bruce & Kate Watson

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Will & Alex

Your bloody amazing love 🧡

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Kevin And Pat Weir

Well done Tegan

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Erin & James

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Awesome effort Tegan, from Geraldton supporters

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Annabelle Connolly

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Jane Benson

That is an amazing effort, especially given the ocean has not been kind to you this last week. Enjoy some time off in June🏊‍♀️

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Anonymous

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Lexie

Well done Mumma. What you have done this May is nothing short of inspirational. So glad I have you to chat through life’s “parenting challenges” with!! Well done my neighbour ♥️

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Brett & Jodi Schulz

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Tash Wright

Keep going, you're doing amazing!

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Ava And Aiden Rawlings

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Christine Blayney

Wishing you and all your family all the best. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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Nadine-elevate Community

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Karly Collett

Sending lots of love to you all. X

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Carolyn King

Very proud of you Tegan xx

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Jumbo

Good luck Tegan.

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Nikki Pead

Good luck Teags!

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Roger Knight

You are doing a great job Tegan. Thank you for joining in Rhys. Very proud of you both. Dad.

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Roger Knight

And then Ben joined Tegan and Rhys to make it a family team effort. How awesome. Love you all. Dad.

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Nonna

Such an inspiration and amazing mother. 🌹x 65

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Melissa Monsted

So amazing Teegs!! I know you’re going to smash this!

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The Williams Family

Xoxox

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Amy And Nigel Kroonstuiver

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Grandie And Nanna Fay

Great effort Tegan Love Adrian and Fay xx

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Amy Knight

Woo Go Tegan!

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Roxanne Eylward

You are a absolute incredible person and such a amazing mum to your beautiful boys. 💕

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Kirsty

I wish you, Rhys and Ben every success in your fundraiser. Kirsty x

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Reg Hall

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Luke Caruana

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Michelle Ralph

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Julie Gregory

My heart goes out to you i already sponsor cf but willing to help my mum died at 36 with cf that breeannes granma i wish you all the best stay strong and lots of hugs and kisses for your little angel

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Pauleen Cooper

Good on you.

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James Marsh

Good effort mate

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Chris Taylor

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Gaye Chapman

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Carly Browne

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Emma Giudice-nairn

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Jennine Smith

All the best Tegan x

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Mac’s Bulk Haulage

Good luck with your swimming Tegan. Love to you all. Deb & Chris xxx

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Alyce Shields

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Sarah Walker

Happy swimming Tegan. Such a good cause and such a good thing for you too.

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Olga

Great cause & sending you all my best wishes xo

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Nic And Jayden

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Trudi Stephens

Good luck Tegan 👍 your little Jesse us such a super trooper ❤❤❤

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Ann Spence

Best of luck with the swim Tegan! What a great mum you are, raising awareness and funds for this disease, for your “little man”. Xx

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Kyle Morgan

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Chloe Mcrae

Love the McRaes! Xxx

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Temika & Brent

You are amazing!

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Serena, Kevin & Lachlan

Great effort Team!

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Nicole Broad

Awesome Tegan!! Your amazing! Xx

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Cathie Nicolle

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Isabel From Elevate

Just saw your post on elevate. You're amazing.

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Anonymous

Great Job Ben

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Tahni Doble

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Anonymous

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Caitlin Read

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Bec

You’re amazing x

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Anonymous

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Jacqueline Bunce

All the best Tegan for finishing your swim.

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Hayley Rigby

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Kylie Macdonald

Amazing work Tegan , doing your little man proud

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Tenae Brigg

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Alice Stieger

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Brendon, Meredith, Blake & Heath Hancock

Well done Tegan! So proud of you & your family x

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Vikki Collis

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Bree Hetherington

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Dymond Lauren

You are doing amazing 😘 best of luck for the next few days ☺️

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Carly Wood

Well done guys.

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Cassie Millington

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Lydia Young

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Jaymee Pattrick

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Phyllis Walker

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Chelsea Winter

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Kate Murphy

Go Tegan, you amazing Mumma! Keep that big smile gleaming all the way to 65km!

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Tricia

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Molly

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Kristy Monaghan

Well done Tegan, what an achievement, not just the 65km swim but with two little dudes at home to care for. Even more special that your brothers did this with you. You should be very proud. x

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Amy Johnstone

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Sarah Walker

Amazing effort Tegan

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