On 28 May 2019, 27 year old Perth woman Belinda Teh began a 70 day walk from Melbourne to Perth to highlight the need for assisted dying laws.
The walk is in honour of her mother, Mareia, who died in 2016 just months after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her testimony to WA's Inquiry into End of Life Choices about her mother’s death was moving.
Along the way Belinda is engaging with MPs, the media, people who have a story to share and supporters, while covering the event for a larger public via social media.
Belinda being farewelled on the steps of the Victorian Parliament House
Photos by: 2019 Jim Lee Photos
Belinda is calling on Western Australian politicians, in particular, to pass a voluntary assisted dying law and is due to arrive in Perth on August 6, ahead of the WA debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.
“We have a once in a generation opportunity to pass the law so that people don’t have to suffer the way my mum did,” said Ms Teh.
Go Gentle Australia is helping to organise this major event and you can read more about Belinda’s Brave Walk and check if she is coming through your town at - https://www.belindasbravewalk.org.au/
You can also follow Belinda's journey on Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/BelindasBraveWalk/