221 in 2021: Walk For Julian

By Daniel Federico

Update on the walk: 16-4-21

After 2 successful days of the walk I have had to pull out for the time being (the map above shows my progress so far).
Unfortunately on the 3rd day of the walk, Tuesday 13th, I woke up with a major pain in my right foot. I attempted to keep walking but the pain was too much and I was forced to take a break. After meeting with a few specialists and having an X-Ray done, it was decided that my foot was not in good enough condition to complete the walk at the current moment. 
I am absolutely devastated and I tried everything that I could to keep going. The current plan is to rehabilitate my foot and complete the walk in a few months time. Updates will continue to be posted to the Facebook and Instagram pages.
I am also so thankful to all the support so far, every donation is highly appreciated.

I’m walking 221km to help stop cancer.

Hi everyone,

My name is Daniel Federico and I’m 17 years old.

In 2021 I’m walking 221km for my brother, who passed away from T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (T-ALL) in 2018. 

He was just 20 years old. 

Sadly, around 50,000 Australians will die from cancer this year, 2,000 of which will die from leukemia.

To honour Julian, I did my first walk in 2019 in an attempt to raise $2,000. We ended up raising over $23,000.

This year on Sunday April 11, I’m going to undertake a 7-day solo coastal walk: starting at Inverloch to Cowes, then onto Stony Point via ferry, then along the Mornington Peninsula, and all the way to Melbourne’s CBD via suburban beaches.

I’d love for you to support me by sponsoring my journey.

100% of funds raised will be donated to the Cancer Council Australia to find a cure for this terrible disease.

Thank you so much for your support.

My Achievements

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Raised $250

Raised $500

Raised $1000

Self donation

Reached fundraising goal

Increased fundraising goal 

Thank you to my Supporters

$100

Victoria Asphalt

$2.19k

Dpe

Thank you Daniel, you are such an inspiration to all!

$104.40

Peter Stirling

$221

Anonymous

You will travel the Come Back Trail many times in your life and I’m sure you will never give up. Take it easy. I & H

$50

Fiona Rule

$52.20

Robert Switkowski

$52.20

Caroline Mckenzie

$75

Bakers St Helena Day Gals

$50

Hannah Hopper (good Friend Of Your Uncle Joe)

Hope that foot if yours gets better soon! Good luckZ

$52.20

Christine Mcfarlane

Well done so far. Good luck for completing the walk for Julian

$31.32

Sharon Meagher

2 days walking is a great effort. Hopefully you can finish your planned journey soon

$104.40

Steve Nicholls

$50

Karen Libertino

Great job Daniel.

$50

Caleb Bruggeman

$50

Mariella Di Giovine

Good luck, Daniel. You are an amazing young man.

$50

Anonymous

$26.10

Gabbie Hardy

ur amazing ! all the best <3

$26.10

Lara Bilotto

$52.20

Julie Pettinella

Well done Daniel

$50

Rebecca Ridd

I hope your walk is going went well Daniel. The sun is shining nicely for you today. Thinking of you. Keep it going!!! Your brother would be proud, as we all are of you xx

$230

Steve Perna

Good work Daniel. Champion.

$104.40

Careri Family

Good luck, what an inspiring way to honour your brother 💙

$125

Sean Hubber

Keep it up big man ❤️

$50

Virender Narania

Good luck Daniel. Best wishes !!

$10.44

Harry Manolis

$52.20

Jonathan Fedele

You are nothing short of amazing ... I am so inspired by you and for raising awareness for such a worthy cause .... I’ll be cheering you on at the finish line Daniel well done 🙏🏼

$10

Melita Belec

Good luck Daniel! Julian would be so proud!

$50

Jessica Dragicevic

$50

Chris Chio

Keep going Daniel!!!

$20.88

Anonymous

$20.88

Ag

$20.88

Bernadette De Souza

$30

Mikayla Gorgievski

$52.20

Ilona Tymms

$52.20

Em Tymms

ur amazing!!! all the best :)

$104.40

Karen & Michael Cerra

$104.40

Cat Cerra

Hey Daniel, best of luck with it!

$52.20

Nick Ashton-smith

Fantastic work Daniel to honour your brother. Your family and friends will be proud.

$260

Damian Perna

Good luck mate.

$26.10

Italia Ascenzo

Good luck.

$26.10

Ms Maitilasso

Amazing work Daniel!

$26.10

Hirschauer Family

$52.20

Claire Russell

$52.20

Mat Lee

Well done on the initiative and all the best with the walk.

$100

Saker Family

Good Luck Daniel x

$20

Georgia Christou

$15.66

Erica Parker

$180

Kate Langton

Amazing effort - good luck!

$52.20

Mrs Judith Muir

A wonderful effort!

$26.10

Stanley Zhou

You’re a legend fredo! This is a great thing that you are doing. Good luck on the walk.

$31.32

Ash

Your such an inspiration fredo, and so amazing for doing this!!

$52.20

Mrs Alonso

Hope all goes well

$52.20

Fiona Chapman

$50

Lia Ray

A great thing you are doing to honor your brother.

$104.40

Anonymous

$52.20

Shannon Donahoo

$26.10

Anonymous

$26.10

Renda

$10.44

Anne Carbis

Great effort Daniel

$52.20

Sanchez Family

$52.20

Anonymous

$52.20

Pia Bernardi

Best of luck

$26.10

The Gittins Family

Fredo mate you are the most inspirational person I know and I admire your courage and kindness so much. Keep at it brother, we're all here for you.

$50

Laura Adams

so proud of every thing you’re doing Daniel ! Julian would be so so proud of you i admire you and all you’re efforts

$52.20

Lina Vacirca

$26.10

Georgia & Annabelle

Good luck....from some of your Flynn House class mates.

$30

Jacinta

All the best for the walk, your brother would be so proud ❤️

$52.20

Tania Placido

$104.40

John Olenich

Your Uncle Joe told me about your good work. Well done.

$208.80

Maria & Michael Centofanti

$52.20

Janferie Brownridge

Good luck Daniel you are a brilliant brother and Julian would be so proud of you as we all are. Best Wishes, Michael & Janferie Brownridge

$240

R Lattey

Well done on all your efforts!

$52.20

Lauren Hartigan

Best wishes and stay safe.

$104.40

Paul Williamson

Well done Daniel from Adriana and Paul.

$104.40

Pina Uden

All the best Daniel

$26.10

Lyla Hussey

Really admire your effort. Good luck for the rest of the walk.

$26.10

Annaliese Neal

$52.20

Nicoletta Federico

$50

Carmela Di Iorio

$26.10

Frances Olofsson

Well done Daniel! All the best on your journey. X

$10.44

Maxine Sarmiento

$26.10

Hadi Abboud-issa

Hey, sorry for the late donation. I hope you’re run goes well and that hit you hit the goal that you set! Best of luck and keep pushing forward!

$20

Nathan Macawili

Greatest trade deal in the history of trade deals.

$26.10

Mirella

$26.10

Diana Saba

$500

Jo Muraca

So proud of you Daniel. A great idea in memory of Julian. I’m sure you’ll do extremely well.

$26.10

Harry Willits

Hey man, I’m so glad I know such a kind and smart guy. Good luck for the walk and I will be cheering you on.

$36.54

Brennan

Happy birthday freddo you are the greatest friend and person I have ever met, best of luck on the walk, love ya heaps ❤️ ❤️

$52.20

Matthew Stanton

Best of luck Fredo, I am so proud of you and grateful for the opportunity to support you on this journey

$26.10

Connie Colombo

Amazing effort Daniel. Good luck with the wall and the fundraising !

$41.76

Anna & Tony Xynidakis

$52.20

Matt Vassallo

$30

Anonymous

Good luck on your walk Daniel your story is touching and you are doing so well for this fundraiser close to my heart too

$25

Clarissa Crupi

$52.20

Jamie O’regan

Good luck mate! All the very best.

$26.10

Rebecca Ludlow

Your an amazing person

$230

Evie Bruce

What a wonderful cause Daniel. Good luck with the (huge) walk

$52.20

Dj Smith Plastering

Good Luck for your big walk! You can do it. Best of Luck the Smith Family.

$2.01k

Mary Muraca

Dear Daniel. I am very proud of you. Julian is forever in my heart. Love from Nonna Mary.

$104.40

Daniel O'regan

$52.20

Kevin O'regan

Good luck Daniel, awesome work

$230

Ellie Glover And Family

great job fredo, you're honestly so amazing and we're all so proud of you!!!! from me and my family :))

$104.40

Elly Keating

Well done Daniel. You’re a star ⭐️

$50

Peter Keegan

$52.20

Loretta Baker

Well done Daniel

$41.76

Merrett Family

All the best Daniel. Thank you for what you are doing. This will help many.

$26.10

Litsa Patterson

Best wishes to you young man. Your Bro would be proud of you. Well done.

$208.80

Breeda O’ Regan

Good luck Daniel ,Julian will b with you on ur journey,he’d be very proud of you .☘️👍

$100

Claudia Neale

You are an inspiration! Your family must be so proud of you!!

$52.20

Kate Swift

$104.40

Geoff Wambeek

"Keep on walking"

$240

Peter Ferguson

Hey Daniel, congratulations for honouring and supporting your brother.

$20.88

Layla Rocca

$26.10

Natalie Zrimsek

Good luck!

$52.20

Lynne Jensen

$104.40

Mackenzie Lavender

Good Luck Daniel !!

$104.40

Colleen Williams

Well done Daniel - walk safely.

$150

Caroline Coops

Dear Daniel - I work with your uncle Joe and he has spoken of Julian - I send you my best wishes for your walk

$104.40

John Harris

$240

Hourigan Family

Great work Daniel!

$52.20

Dimitri Iakovakis

$52.20

Michael Blyth

$26.10

The Showerscreen Factory

All the best!

$26.10

Shelley Wood

Great work young man!

$26.10

Michelle Leeson

Such an inspiration. Good luck . Leeson family

$104.40

Kwm

Good luck Daniel and great work, from the friends of Joe @ KWM!

$52.20

Kate Creighton-selvay

Best of luck - I admire your determination

$208.80

Andrew Walsh

Credit to you Daniel. I can't imagine how personal this effort is for you.

$104.40

Michael Swinson

What an inspiring thing to do, Daniel - best of luck!

$104.40

Andrea Tesoriero

Well done Daniel. Thinking of you and your family.

$240

Caroline Paterson

Well done Daniel, I am an old friend of your uncle Joe and I am rooting for you.

$260

Simon Cooke

$52.20

Black Family

All the best for your walk Daniel. A wonderful way to honor your brother.

$52.20

Richards Family

Very inspiring. Well Done Daniel.

$52.20

Justine Bell

$52.20

Baird Family

You are a true inspiration Daniel. Julian would be so proud of you. All the very best.

$50

Alex Miller

All the best you legend!!

$52.20

Brooks Family

Always happy to support you

$104.40

Ellul Family

Remembering a great friend of Lachlan’s. Well done Daniel on your walking journey, safe travels.

$104.40

Rotin Family

You are doing an amazing thing!!!

$100

Collum

$52.20

Rosemarie Stella

Your commitment is truley inspirational.

$26.10

Natalie Miranda & Kai Simpson

All the very best Daniel. You are an amazing person and an inspiration.

$52.20

Nicole Allison And Family

Your a loving and caring brother. You can do it. Go Daniel.

$50

Chris Wollensack

$100

The Fonhofs

$26.10

Karaula Family

You got this 💪

$100

The Lacey Family

Good job Daniel. I am sure you will do it easy, seeing how much you love walking. Julian would be so proud of the wonderful job you are doing. Good luck & take care xxx

$52.20

Phil Muraca

No problems Daniel, happy to sponsor you.

$50

Caleb Bruggeman

$26.10

Eleni Suey

All the best Daniel.

$230.72

Anthony Begovic

Best of luck to you!

$52.20

Sarah Willits

Well done young man. We don’t know you but heard of your story through Loyola. May your brother Rest In Peace and be looking down proudly.

$26.10

Sharon Ganter

$104.40

Joanne Furness

What a wonderful thing to do for your brother. All the very best for your walk. Love the Furness Family

$20

Jasmyn Moussa

good on you, all the best

$104.40

Jodi Grollo

Good luck on the walk!

$52.20

Anonymous

Good luck with the hike, hopefully the weather is good to you.

$104.40

Kay Couch

$26.10

Sylvie Tapia

$26.10

Ryan Marchbank

Wishing you all the best.

$31.32

Olivia Garner

Good luck on your walk Daniel

$52.20

Vidajic Family

Good on you Daniel x

$52.20

Randall Family

Inspirational Daniel- an amazing young man raising money for an important cause so close to your heart!

$88

Webb Family

A wonderful tribute to your brother and the amazing research being worked on by scientists to improve the survival rates of cancer patients. Good luck with your walk!

$26.10

Tahlia Leonard

All the best Daniel

$104.40

Reem Wakim

Good luck Daniel, we wish you all the best.

$100

Mitch Hall

$52.20

Glouftsis Family

Good Luck Daniel, what a wonderful way to honour your brother.

$26.10

Joel Flajnik

$26.10

Georgie Hanby

Congratulations on your amazing achievements to honour Julian, Daniel. I know each and every step will bring you closer to your goal.

$52.20

Amalia Faba

$26.10

Ashlan Spiden

$26.10

Tom Harrison

Love your work mate you’re an inspiration to everyone so proud to call you mate, you’re a legend❤️

$25

Lauren Trenou

$50

Tom Hewett

Love you Fredo

$31.32

Massimo M

Good on you Fredo you’re a champion

$26.10

Shehan

Proud of you <3

$10.44

Henry

Good luck fredo

$100

Anonymous

Hi Daniel. Good luck with your walk, stay safe!

$50

Anonymous

$20.88

Hennessy

$208.80

Perna

We are so proud of you Daniel.

$104.40

The Keith Family

$104.40

The Hennessy Family

$5.22

Anonymous

Best of luck Daniel!

$100

Ciju J

$52.20

David Johnsson

You are a star Daniel. I have a brother and feel for you and your family. I work with your Dad. He is a legend.

$25

Jessica Tasevska

$100

Amila N

Wish you all the best Daniel.

$52.20

Sean E

❤️

$52.20

Alex Jara

Amazing effort and a beautiful way to honour Julian.

$52.20

Melissa, Rob, Jackson And Emily

What an amazing journey you are going on for Julian ❤️

$26.10

Claire P

$25

Leisl Halamoutis

Goodluck on your walk. You’re an inspiration 🥰

$1.01k

Joseph Muraca

Daniel - amazing effort again. Very proud of you.

$104.40

The Carty Family

You are an inspiration and I am sure Julian will be along side you each step of the way. Xx

$104.40

Fintan Hennessy

$230

Carla Primiano

$30

Maddy Mcphee

$104.40

Debbie K

Your mum is someone close to us and she always spoke of how amazing and special Julian was. You are doing an amazing thing and there is no doubt that Julian would be so proud of you.

$26.10

Jacob Garzia

$100

Ashleighh

$52.20

Sean Ripper

$15.66

Renee Ripper

$15.66

Joshua Ammendola

$10.44

Jessica Durante

$78.30

Annabelle Blagus

$26.10

Johnston

Good luck on your walk.

$25

Roxy Garzia

$26.10

Anonymous

I am so sorry to hear about your loss Daniel. Your brother would be so proud of you, you are doing such a great thing. Keep up the great work mate, it will go such a long way and help so many people.

$25

Anonymous

$52.20

Nathan Macawili

Nicest man on earth 💞 Actually keep kicking goals

$25

Maddy O’donnell

$50

Sandra Baird

$26.10

The Rowley’s

You are an amazing young man, Daniel. Well done!

$41.76

Genevieve Russell

$26.10

Oscar Gavillucci

$104.40

Priya O’riordan

$25

Darren & Jacqui Rapsey

$20.88

Olivia Gigliotti

$25

Alanah Mills

$26.10

Pamela Bou-antoun

$20

Jack Burge

Onya Freddo.... your a star mate

$25

Daniel Federico