I'm getting active in support of the Neurological Foundation! I am swimming the length of New Zealand as the crow flies, 1402km, in swimming pools over the next 2-3 years.
On 8 June 2020, after collapsing at home, I attended Emergency Department at Wellington Hospital where I had an MRI scan. The scan showed up a 2.5cm brain tumour. I was immediately admitted to the neurology department. On 11 June, I underwent brain surgery when the grade 4 cancerous tumour was removed. Thereafter, I underwent 30 days of radiation therapy, completing it on 1 September 2020. Since the removal of the tumour, I have maintained good health, swimming regularly.
I've created this page because I want to raise hope for the 1 in 5 Kiwis affected by neurological conditions. I'm inspired by the research that the Neurological Foundation funds and want to help ensure that they can continue with this research and continue saving lives. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the ‘Donate’ button.
First 50km completed!!Saturday 19th Dec
And we're off!Saturday 21st Nov Fiona's end to end swimming challenge began on 6th November, and as of today (21st November), she is now 11km north of Bluff! Her latest day saw her swim 110 lengths in one go (2.75km), more than she ever swam as an 18 year old swimming club member.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Tom & Mary Kirkwood
I love you my dearest friend!! I will row alongside
Rod Gethen And Frances Jones
Solf & Amelia Maifea
All the best Fiona. Enjoy the journey and all the joy that comes with this important task. Kudos 😁 Love Solf and Amelia Maifea
Julie & Michelle
In memory of a beautiful person; let us all help achieve this goal with you.
To the memory of a lovely and loving person xxx
Watch out for web I g of the toes!!
Love you Fiona
So proud of all that you continue to accomplish! Love Cory, Amy, Maya and Elliott
Campbell And Jane Miller
From top to bottom that's so cool In many a New Zealand swimming pool Well cheer, applaud with lots of fuss But thankful that it's you not us!
Hi Fiona - you are an inspiration - well done on your swimming efforts. From The Telfers.
What a swim!
With your amazing determination you’ll get to that goal I have no doubt!
Kia kaha Fiona! You're an inspirational wahine toa x
Ann And Duncan Miller
Awesome!! We are so proud of you and all the family. Stay well and happy.💕
You go Aquawoman!
You will smash this Fiona, it’s amazing how these ideas just pop into your head. Good luck and lots of love Ian & Anona
Pat Porterfield And David Scott
We are inspired by your commitment to this challenge!
Solf And Amelia Maifea
In loving memory of an incredible lady and the worthy cause she fought for XX
Wow! You are fabulous Fiona (see what I did there?). You can't keep a great Scot down! So proud of you. X
Dear Fiona, Duncan and Ann keep Malcolm and I current on happenings in the Miller household in New Zealand. The latest news has been wonderful! Good luck on this monumental swimming undertaking that you are going to do and that we are delighted to support. Best wishes to you, Chris, Cameron and Ross for a safe and joyous Christmas season and a promising 2021...Roberta and Malcolm xx
John Cawley And Theresa Coffey
Cheering you on all the way! Love John, Theresa, Patrick and Caroline
As we say in Nova Scotia, "Give'er"! What a great goal to set for yourself. All the best to you and your family?
Enjoy the challenge fiona. Try thorndon pool for a session. It's my happy place. Brit
Jordan, Caitlin And Oliver
Way to go Fiona!
To sweet Fiona who died in July. We will continue to fight the fight in your name.
Susan, Martin, Tom And Eva
Gie it laldy Fiona! Here's tae a big toast at the end!
Eva, Andy, Kea And Lilly
In your loving memory, I hope this race will be finished
We love you Fiona!!!! Amazing. Cheering you on from Ottawa xo
Awesome effort 👏
This is amazing Fiona! All the best for your pool journey!!
Great effort. I heard about it from my niece Susan Perkins. Wishing you all the best.
Doron & Bev Nussbaum & Girls
An admiral goal! So happy to hear you are doing so well. We will look forward to updates and cheer you along the way!
It is so great what you are doing Fiona and awesome you've made such a good recovery x
Keep going Fiona! You're an inspiration
Michelle Hall Collins
In memory of a wonderful person.
Thank you for the support of the Neurological Foundation - thoughts are with you all
Margaret And Gordon Davis
Nova Scotia strong
Wow Fiona, what an amazing feat. I’ll be cheering you on from the stands.
You are an inspiration girl. Go for it!
So happy to support this adventure Fiona! Be like a fish!!
To Chris, Cameron, Ross and all of Fiona’s family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Fiona’s passing. We are thinking of you all and holding you in our hearts. Jimmy, Pat, Megan and Allyson Gibson
For Laura’s cycle/run to remember her friend. Thinking of you, your family and friends. ❤️
Jim And Pat Gibson And Girls
Just keep swimming! Thinking of you Fiona and sending many well wishes your way from Nova Scotia.
Keep on swimming - Be a trans-world end-to-ender!! Love Mum & Dad