Past client of Brightwater Oats Street, Mark Elsing, continues on his Mission to raise money for Brightwater Oats Street and is on track to go for his world record attempt on 3rd December – the longest distance travelled in a wheelchair with one arm.
Mark’s latest support comes from the Perth Wildcats and he had the chance to hang out with three-time MVP and reigning league MVP, Bryce Cotton, and new recruit, Jack Purchase, last week.
Perth Wildcats General Manager Commercial, Anthony Radich, said the team jumped at the chance to throw their support behind Mark.
“Hearing of Mark’s story was heartbreaking. To have his life turned upside down in an instance and to not only lose a large part of the functioning of his mind and body but relationships around him was very sad.
“In spite of the tragedy of his personal circumstance, his fight and determination is truly remarkable.
“He has proven so many people wrong and he wants to help others to do the same and that is truly inspirational.
“If we’re able to help him on this journey in some small way to inspire and make a real difference to other people’s lives then that is what the Wildcats is all about! That is something we see as a really important role for us as a club in the WA community.”
Anthony said when the team met Mark they were in awe.
“Knowing Mark’s back story and his prognosis and to now to see him as he is and what he is doing is simply amazing.”
The team said they wanted to encourage Mark and make sure he “keeps reminding himself that what he is doing is helping to change people’s lives for the better and there is no greater purpose than that!”