Boxing champ raises awareness

Jarrod Fletcher and 2 yo daughter MillaWORLD champion boxer Jarrod Fletcher and wife Krista are in the midst of the fight of their lives to raise awareness of a genetic condition their two-year-old daughter Milla was diagnosed with earlier this year.

Milla has Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) or 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, which is a genetic syndrome, and is so named because it is the result of a missing piece of genetic material in Chromosome 22 in the “q11” region. 

Jarrod has issued a public invitation to anyone who is willing to go toe-to-toe with him in one of 22 rounds at a special exhibition fight at a special VCFS Awareness Day on Saturday, 29 August. 

The event, 22 rounds for 22q, will be held from 12 noon at Phoenix Ellite – Home of Fortitude Boxing Gym, 12-14 Kyabra St, Newstead.

Krista says she is almost certain that Jarrod will be kind to anyone who is game enough to enter the ring and go up against her world champion husband in the name of charity.

“Jarrod will fight 22 rounds against anyone will to step in the ring with him for 60 seconds and try to wear him down,” Krista said. Krista believes it is crucial for every child who is misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all not to receive much-needed specialised treatments.

“It could mean the missing piece to a desperate parent’s struggle to find the reason behind their child’s challenges,” she said. 

“Too many medical professionals, educators and parents have never heard of this syndrome yet it is now just as popular as Downs Syndrome, the research results are scary.”

Support the event by coming dressed in Pink or Blue or both and bring your children, family and friends along for this great event with jumping castles, food and drinks available on the day.

If you can help by donating money, prizes for raffles, or would like to register for the fight, contact Krista on 0419 736 195. Follow the event on facebook – @22roundsfor22q

One Response to “Boxing champ raises awareness”
  1. Dundee Kim says:

    Hi Jarrod,
    I am sorry to hear that your daughter have this issue.
    I am happy to go sparring with you 60 second. Hope you not kill me within 60 second.

    I might need to meet you some special orangement how can I support you more.

    Please give details of how much cost for this event?

    Dundee Kim

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