Dean Evans is set to attempt a colossal 1500 burpees in a bid to raise funds for his best mate who recently suffered from an unexpected stroke.
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Mr Evans set up the, Sweating for Stanley GoFundMe page, which has now raised more than $3000.
"For every $2 that is donated I will complete one burpee. If I give up, I will donate $2 for every remaining burpee," Mr Evans said.
The funds will support Stanley Lord, a 21-year-old who remains at the Royal Prince Alfred hospital in Sydney, undergoing scans and tests to try and find the underlying cause of his stroke.
"This past week has been extremely hard on his family and close friends," Mr Evans said.
"Stanley and his partner not only care for their two-year-old daughter back in Nyngan, but they also care for Stanley's pop.
"Stanley's family have dropped everything to make their way to Sydney to be able to support him through this time and they'll be there for him through his road to recovery, like myself and his other close friends," Mr Evans said.
"I know all the travelling, from Nyngan to Dubbo, back to Nyngan and then from Nyngan to Sydney, is going to be expensive, so I really just wanted to do whatever I could to help my best friend and his family during this time.
"I know if the roles were reversed, Stanley would do the exact same for me."
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Mr Evans said the original goal was to reach $750 in donations to help Mr Lord, his partner and his two-year-old daughter with the travelling expenses they are incurring at this time.
"I didn't expect to receive the support that we have had so far," he said.
"It has been overwhelming, amazing and we're all just so grateful," he said.
Mr Evans and Mr Lord met when they were 13 and 12-years-old at a school camp held by Moorambilla Voices- which they both participated in during that time.
"We clicked instantly," Mr Evans said.
"We just got on like a house on fire."
Despite living in different locations the duo stayed in contact and later became the best of mates.
"We've been best mates for about five years now," Mr Evans said.
"He's more of a brother to me than a best friend. He's just the sort of guy who can lighten up a room.
"He can make you laugh without even trying.
"This couldn't have happened to a more kind and caring person and it's completely devastating to everyone, but I'm willing to put myself in the pain cave for a bit to help for a brother, as it's nothing compared to what he's going through.
"I understand that times are tough right now financially for some people, but if you can find a few spare dollars to donate it'll go a long way."
At this stage, Mr Evans has set the date for the completion of his challenge for June 1 and is hoping to video record him himself doing the burpees.
To follow Mr Evans and Mr Lord's journey, or to make a donation, visit the GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/f/sweating-for-stan.
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