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Cooper McDonald

Participating in my 1st MS Read-a-Thon

Can you help me achieve my goal??

This year, I am participating in my first MS Read-a-thon. I am going to try to read as many books as possible during the month of August. It is my intention to raise a minimum of $1000 for this cause.

Just in case you didn’t know, I am named after my dad’s dad, Andrew Peter McDonald. Unfortunately, he passed away when my dad was only 16, so I never got the chance to meet him. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis before my dad was even born.

My dad told me that when he was a little boy, he used to participate in the MS Read-a-thon as well. He said that he used to do it every year. This year though, I am going to try read more books and raise more money than he ever did!!

I would really appreciate if you could help me achieve my goal. You could donate a fixed dollar amount, or you could pledge a certain amount per book that I read.



What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system, interfering with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is characterised by sclerosis a Greek word meaning scars. These scars occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, manifest into various symptoms.

MS affects over 25,600 in Australia and more than two million diagnosed worldwide. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, but it can affect younger and older people too. Roughly three times as many women have MS as men.

There is currently no known cure for MS however there are a number of treatment options available to help manage symptoms and slow progression of the disease.

I've read 19 books

Peppa Pig - Recycling is fun

by Unknown

Peppa Pig - Peppa Goes Camping

by Unknown

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

by Kate Toms

The Very Cranky Bear

by Nick Bland

Sweet Dreams Maisy

by Lucy Cousins


by Lee-Ann Wright

Crocodile Cake

by Palo Morgan

How the grinch stole christmas

by Dr Seuss

My adventures with Disney Pixar Cars

by Kate Andreson

Kisses for daddy

by Francis Watts

Theres a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake

by hazel edwards

My hippopotomus is on our caravan roof getting sunburnt

by hazel edwards

Animal Pants

by Brian Moses

Hamiltons hat

by Martine Osborne

The Wishing Stone

by Steve Smallman

How to catch a star

by Oliver Jeffers

The sleepy Monster

by Kate Bucknell

Mix and Match

by Unknown

Hamiltons Hat

by Martine Oborne

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Thank you to my Sponsors


Erin Geldreich

good work reading all those books Cooper.


Jan Drury

Great job reading all those books Cooper! From Lizzie and Jan


Mum And Dad

$9.60 so as you reach your $1000 goal.


Julie Briggs


Barbara Anne

Go Coop!


Maree & Leon Mcmahon

Happy reading Cooper, your Grandfather would be so very proud of you. 😍


Uncle Dave

Here you go Coops. Great cause! Go get ‘em


Debra Dance

I know you will do well, I’ve always been proud of your efforts!



Go Cooper go... You're the best!! Love Nano


Anika Ferreira

Ouma is very proud of you. love you very much.


Amy, Lance And Jasper

Great job Cooper!


Antoinette Raffaut

Fantastic work Cooper! Good luck with reaching your goal!


Anis & Jillian Irani

Well done, Cooper! Happy reading


Bernard Raffaut

Great cause Cooper. Feed your mind with some great books and raise money for an awesome cause. Wish you all the best mate!


Michelle And Sean Kent

Well done Cooper, have fun and enjoy the chance to read some wonderful stories.


Alisa And Adrian Mcdonald-krygger

Great work Cooper! Very proud of you being such a champion at raising money for MS. Keep up the good work and read lots! Xx


Hendrik Ferreira

Great job Cooper ! Good luck in achieving your goal Oupa loves you


Mum And Dad

Good luck Cooper! You are now 1/4 of the way there!!

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