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I do as much as I can because I've been put in a privileged position with winning a couple of gold medals but here's someone with a disability who is going out, raising a tonne of money and doing something that is well outside his comfort zone and it is really inspiring to see.". View Mark Taylor’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. He also lost his pop to a heart attack and both his in-laws had recently been hospitalised for problems with their heart. It's a condition of the central nervous system affecting the brain and spinal cord. Friday's challenge will be his biggest yet. 4, Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice, Member, Standing Committee on Social Issues, Member, Committee on Children and Young People, Member, Joint Select Committee on Companion Animal Breeding Practices in New South Wales, Member, Portfolio Committee No. Mark has 4 jobs listed on their profile. has already raised nearly $30,000 - but Taylor hopes to reach $100k. The Hon. "The rule of thumb with rowing is 70 per cent leg drive and 30 per cent upper body – whereas all of my effort is coming from my upper body," Taylor said. Mark has 2 jobs listed on their profile. He has since recovered but said it was scary to witness. He understands the challenges facing the constituents of … Auckland women's gym, Smash Fit, has also created its own team of 81 volunteers who will attempt the rowing challenge to fund a defibrillator for the community of Papakura, with any surplus money raised going to Taylor's fundraising efforts. It's a challenge which has gained the support of Olympic gold medalist Eric Murray, who described Taylor's efforts as "incredibly inspiring" while saying the furthest he had rowed in one stint was 30km. To ensure the speediest handling of messages, please select the correct address. 6, Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. • The Heart Foundation funds research and specialist training for cardiologists, while its education and prevention programmes tackle heart disease head-on in the community. • Heart disease is New Zealand's single biggest killer, claiming the lives of more than 6700 New Zealanders every year - that's one person every 90 minutes. Bronnie Taylor, MLC Parliament House Macquarie Street SYDNEY NSW 2000: P: 02 9230 3974: Ministerial Office. Seventeen years ago, Taylor was diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis, a rare degenerative disease which affects around one in 80 million. Because of my nerve damage, my muscles fatigue a lot quicker so I just hope I can last the distance. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page. "I was out chopping wood with my brother when I went to rub sweat from my eye and realised I couldn't see out of the right eye," Taylor said. Just last year, he swam across the Waitemata Harbour to raise $150,000 towards research of his condition. On Friday, the 48-year-old South Auckland dad is attempting to … Alison Wheatley-Mahon, head of fundraising and partnerships at the Heart Foundation, said with this year's unprecedented circumstances, the Heart Foundation is relying more than ever on people like Taylor. Heart Kids: Meet the kids with broken hearts ahead of appeal week - NZ Herald, Kiwi with disease cannot get treatment, doctors say she's faking her symptoms - NZ Herald, Paying it forward: Sight, mobility go but dad's grit remains - NZ Herald. Murray said the money that Taylor had already raised from all the challenges he had taken on was remarkable. He can hardly walk and barely see but that hasn't stopped Mark Taylor from defying the odds. His Givealittle page "That's how we row!" 2 - Health and Community Services. "I think the hardest part will be getting my body to last the distance. • More than 170,000 New Zealanders are currently living with heart disease. Bronnie Taylor, MLC GPO Box 5341 SYDNEY NSW 2001: P (02) 8574 5850: F (02) 9339 5590: E: Contact the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women: Parliamentary Activity. 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Covid-19: Auckland University students told compassionate pass is available, NZ Cup Day sells out two days before event, Where are the masks? Heart health hit close to home for Taylor last year when one of his colleagues suffered a heart attack at work. Mark Taylor was: A leading institutional pharmaceutical analyst following as many as 25 companies at a time. He can hardly walk and barely see but that hasn't stopped Mark Taylor from defying the odds.