The People's Truck 2014 - Our Number 1 Fan Passes Away

October 23, 2014

Travis Reardon

This is our mate, Travis Reardon.

Trav’s family have been kind enough to allow me the privilege of sharing this story with people they don’t know, hoping to create awareness, raise money, and to make sure we remember their precious boy.

This is an extremely personal story for me. You can show your support by liking this post, sharing it and, hopefully, you will ultimately follow the link below and donate by putting your name or business logo on The Peoples Truck for 2014, a truck that is a symbol of hope in a caring community that helped a wonderful little boy smile. And that is the very reason we do what we do.

Trav was just 12 years old when he earned his angel wings, and passed away on Friday the 10th October 2014. He had endured a long battle with Leukaemia.

I had the privilege of Trav’s company in The Peoples Truck in 2011, however, the last 2 years he was too sick to join me again. It is humbling for me, and has also become the source of my motivation, to be told that his trip in The Peoples Truck was one of the highlights of his short life. A framed photograph of The Peoples Truck that we had given him was a pride and joy, and hung on his bedroom wall.

Travis, like many boys his age loved the footy and he was able to see his beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs win the Grand final this year. In a fitting farewell to this brave boy, his funeral was dominated by red and green. In lieu of flowers, his parents Kelly and Darren asked that donations be made to The Peoples Truck and to The Starlight Children’s Foundation. $500 was raised for The Peoples Truck by people while experiencing one of the most heart wrenching days imaginable. It is time well spent to just stop and think about how inspiring that gesture really is.

This is Travis’s favourite photo of himself – he had a full head of hair.

Kelly and Darren would like this photo on The Peoples Truck this year. I will make sure he smiles down from the side of our trailers and reminds us all that our efforts and the generosity of the community will never be forgotten by those in need. If this has touched your heart, then please show your support by making a donation via the link below.

Goodbye little champ, rest in peace mate.

Derek McMahon

McMahons Transport, The Peoples Truck Illawarra Inc.

If you would like to support and make a donation our donation form below.  100% go’s to Camp Quality and you will receive a tax deductable receipt for your donation.

If you would like more information in relation to our fundraising options you can visit our website www.thepeoplestruck.com.au or you can contact me personally on 0409329924.

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