Our time in the town of Meekatharra was significant to our mission and purpose for Crossing Australia. We met the amazing Mongoo Family and wept with them over the loss of their son Ashley just over a year ago to suicide. Ashley was a champion speedway driver and a very loveable character. In a season of depression and isolation life all got too much for him and he took his life. We grieve at such loss. Suicide takes more lives in Australia every year than traffic accident fatalities.
We are remembering #56 Ashley Page at every event we do on this mission to honour a young man who had so much to give, yet lost hope. As Ryan Grace shared his story as a suicide survivor at our community event, the Mongoo Family were immediately connected to his heart and dream to help others battling depression. Michael and Noleen will be flying from Western Australia across to Byron Bay to meet us at the finish line of Crossing Australia on Sunday 18th September.