Old Boy David Abrey (1998) is a criminal defence lawyer in Brisbane. In 2010 he opened his own firm, Harper Finch Lawyers, and is the sole practitioner. He is happily married and has been blessed with two wonderful sons. After reading a recent article about Adalynn “Addy” Sooter, a four-year-old American girl who tragically passed away in 2018 from an aggressive type of brain cancer, David realised he knew very little about brain cancer and began thinking about how he could make a difference. The article included a photo of Addy’s older brother comforting her in the hospital shortly before she passed away. “As a father, it is devastating to think about how many children lose their lives to brain cancer. No family should have to go through such pain and suffering”.
David’s inspiration now sees him preparing to take on one of his biggest personal challenges to date. From 15 to 20 March, he will Run Tassie for A Cure. David will be running 372 kilometres from Southport (in the south of Tasmania) to Devonport in the north. This is 1.5 marathons every day for six days. David is doing this through the Charlie Teo Foundation and has set himself a goal to raise at least $10,000 to help raise money to find a cure for brain cancer. Brain cancer is the number one killing cancer for people 40 years old and under and essentially there has no progress in finding a cure in decades. David chose the Charlie Teo Foundation because they maximise the value of the donations by aiming to keep their administration costs as low as possible. He also generally respects Dr Teo and his tenacity to not give up when other surgeons do.
Every bit of support will help David and his contribution to this very worthy cause. If you would like to make a donation, please click on the following link.