Wednesday marked a big milestone for Dane Waites as he traverses the country and turns his Perth 2 Pambula dream into reality.
As he ran into the outback Western Australian town of Balladonia, the trip meter clocked over 1000km since he set off from Perth on June 18. This marks a quarter of his journey done and dusted - and there's definitely no stopping him!
“I am enjoying being on the road. I like the straight roads here, and the truckies are very friendly. They toot their horns as they go past and I give them a wave,” Dane said.
Dane and his support crew have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people they meet on the road, with many people making donations large and small for autism and mental health research.
Dane’s mum Junee is with him on the road and is proud of her son.
“Dane’s ability to share his dream with a diverse group of individuals encourages some heartwarming stories. One could write a book about it.
“People feel immediately at ease with his welcoming smile and genuine manner. He is a wonderful ambassador for both autism and mental health.”
Anyone wanting to follow Dane's journey could follow him on the Perth2Pambula Facebook page and website. The website also includes details on how to donate to the causes he's fundraising for - autism and beyondblue.
Dig deep and help Dane reach his fundraising target of $500,000.