Megan’s Great MS Mowdown

Briggs & Stratton recently supported mum of three, Megan Healey, on her journey from Melbourne to Sydney by providing the Ferris lawn mower she rode

43-year-old Megan is affected daily by her aggressive form of Multiple Sclerosis, which prevents her from completing the most basic of everyday tasks,
from getting dressed to cooking for and taking care of her three young children.

On May 13 Megan departed from the Brain Centre in Parkville, Melbourne and finished her amazing journey 17 days later at Westmead Hospital in Sydney on
May 29, which was World MS Day.

Megan rode her Ferris mower from Melbourne to Sydney to raise awareness of how disabilities affect Australian families such as hers, in the hope the government
will increase aid and funds. She travelled through many towns and schools along the way in Victoria, NSW and the ACT.

During the journey, Megan appeared on numerous television programs including Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise and Channel 9’s Today show aboard her specially
altered Ferris ride-on lawnmower to share her heart-warming story.

“This sort of thing shows my kids that the person they are helping all day long is not necessarily a useless person. This is the person I used to be; I
liked to get out and have fun and do something a bit different,” said Megan.

Briggs & Stratton aided Megan in promoting her cause in the lead up to, and during the event, and in doing so increased awareness for Megan’s cause
and raised funds for this debilitating disease. They also topped up her fundraising efforts with the donation of $10,000 to her cause.

Rob Mellor from Briggs & Stratton says they were delighted to be associated with such a worthwhile cause.

“Ferris zero-turn mowers were built from the ground up to be the hardest working and smoothest riding in the industry. They feature a patented suspension
technology which ensures comfort for the rider. And comfort was obviously a factor for Megan’s journey, given the long distance being travelled. Obviously
they are not designed for long journeys such as Megan’s quest, but her Ferris stood up admirably to the test, requiring only a single oil change in
the whole 1,046 kilometres she travelled,” says Rob.

If you wish to donate to Megan’s cause, visit Megan’s Facebook page.

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