Brave truckie with MND sets off on his epic final highway run

Warren ‘Woz’ Acott, who recently had to give up truck driving after being diagnosed with MND, has this week set off on his courageous journey from Victoria to Canberra, successfully completing the first leg of his trip.

Crowds cheered him on as he successfully completed day one. Image: Mow Down MND

He’s on his way to Parliament House in Canberra, on his ride-on lawn mower for ‘Mow Down MND’, an initiative he launched to raise awareness for MND and to push the government to make MND a notifiable disease.

Thousands turned up to cheer on 66-year-old Woz and support his cause, also signing his petition, which he hopes to personally hand over to politicians when he arrives at Parliament House on March 22.

Yesterday, Monday March 11, saw Woz complete the first leg, departing from his home in Toolleen, Victoria, to Shepparton – of which he was able to complete 88 kilometres of the 93 kilometre journey on the mower.

Today, day two, will see Woz travel the 137-kilometre leg from Shepparton to Jerilderie.

To follow his progress on this incredible journey, follow the Mow Down MND Facebook page here.

He will be collecting signatures at each stop. Image: Aaron Boyd at Bendigo Creative

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