They say walking one day in another man's shoes can give you some perspective, Trent Chapman is trying to walk 920km to understand what life is like for his nan.

Trent is walking from Brisbane to Sydney and carrying a whipper snipper the whole way to replicate what it feels like to have Parkinson's disease in its advanced stages.

His ankles were swollen and his feet were blistered but his spirits remained high when we caught up with him today.

What had surprised Trent most was the kindness people had offered him along the way.

"If people do not understand what I am doing, they are quick to look the other way, once they do understand they are quick to offer their support," he said.

"In a lot of ways I think that having people stare at you would be one of the hardest things about having Parkinson's, having people not understand what is happening for you."

Trent has found that once people do understand they have been quick offer encouragement and even donate to his fundraising.

People interested in supporting Trent and donating to Parkinson's research can donate via www.shakeitup.org.au



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