SHE has survived a stroke and run a marathon, and now Elwood’s Donna Campisi wants a new challenge. CLICK HERE
April 2, 2014.
Donna and the PIIMP My Run Team, Run For The Kids on April 13, 2014.
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The Impact of Giving – Annual Review Magazine – October 2013
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News & Events Nov. 2013 – PIIMP My Run – Run For The Kids
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The Sentinel Newspaper
– April 17, 2014.
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Sept 2013 – Check out this amazing story …
Donna’s story is in the Spring issue 2013
Sept 2013 – GARDEN HIGHT TEA PARTY FUNDRAISER IN ROBINVALE
My name is Donna Campisi and I have decided to run my first marathon this year at The Melbourne Marathon on October
13. “Great!” I hear you say. “Good for her!” This is a running magazine, so that’s not too novel for Women’s Running readers, is it?
However, I have created this challenge into something far bigger than the usual running challenge – ‘Run Donna Run’ is a major fundraiser for a cause that is very close to my heart. You see, my challenge started when at 8 years old, I had a stroke. I was in a critical state in intensive care and am very lucky to have survived.
SEN 1116 Radio Interview on Higher Faster Stronger – June 20, 2013
Scott Cooney, Brian Rabinowitz and Timmy Hazell talking all things health and fitness including the truly inspirational story of Donna Campisi with her Coach Shaun Brewster from Brewsters Running.
‘Crash’ interview on JoyFM – 31 July 2013
The Sentinal Newspaper July 2013
Donna even managed to make the local Robinvale newspaper!
Star FM 99.5 and Sun FM 97.9 Radio interview – July 2013
Eddie Summerffield caught up again for an update with Donna for a news story for StarFM and SunFM in Mildura during July and started by asking how she’s been going with the challenges of training for the Melbourne Marathon in October..
Port Philip Review Local newspaper – 13 March 2013
Miracle on the Run, written by Donna Campisi – 13 Feb 2013
Wow, I am running my first marathon this year at The Melbourne Marathon on October 13! Why? This is my story.
Known as ‘The Mystery Girl’ at 8yrs of age, by Doctor’s at the Royal Children’s Hospital, my condition was extremely unusual. With serious findings in my diagnosis; hemiplegia – the right side of my body was immobile from damage to the left side of my brain, meningitis – inflammation of brain membranes that protect the spinal cord, staphylococcal septicemia – blood poisoning, loss of speech, enlargement of my spleen, endocarditis – a hole and murmur in my heart and losing my ability to walk. Doctor’s reported to my concerned parents that I would never walk again.
Star FM 99.5 and Sun FM 97.9
Radio interview – Jan 2013
Eddie Summerffield caught up with Donna for a news story for StarFM and SunFM in Mildura during January and started by asking about what her campaign’s about.
Devilbend article written by Richard Does – June 19, 2013
When it comes to running, there are plenty of amazing and inspiring stories to be told and listened to. This one is sure to leave you astonished.
Albert Park Rotary – 17 April 2013
Donna spoke about her stroke, recovery, doing challenging things like hang gliding and scuba diving, her mantras which are “There’s no such thing as can’t” and “The power is in me”.
Article written by Donna Campisi 5 Mar 2013
Donna wrote this article to support the ‘Fight Stroke’ campaign and to share awareness of stroke.
Article written by the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation – 9 Jan 2013
RUN DONNA RUN
Donna Campisi is learning to run. After surviving a stroke at the age of 8, and never running again, she is working extremely hard towards her goal of not only learning to run, but to run like the wind.
Herald Sun Leader Community Newspapers, written by Dana McCauley – 4 Feb 2013
ELWOOD’S Donna Campisi never dreamed she would run a marathon at age eight, doctors told her she would never walk again.
The stroke survivor proved them wrong, getting out of her wheelchair after twelve months and going on to regain full mobility.
But Ms Campisi had never dared to run until last November.
“I just never felt confident to try,” she said.
With the help of running coaches, Shaun and Chris from Brewsters Running, the 42-year-old will run in the Melbourne Marathon on October 13 and raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital