In January this year, Freyja's single mother of three children received the news that her five-year old daughter Freyja had a rare, aggressive and incurable illness.
Patients with the disease typically do not live beyond 12 months following diagnosis, setting the clock ticking to find a treatment or cure.
The MotoGP community heard of Freyja’s plight and has donated 102 rare and personal items to a campaign to send Freyja to Heidelberg in Germany, which is the focus of a world-wide trial to find a cure for the disease.
Riders to get involved include with the cause include; Jack Miller, Maverick Vinales, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, Cal Crutchlow and much more!
Items for auction include signed leathers, helmets, boots, gloves, knee-sliders and caps – most from the 2017 season.
One of the most sought-after items in the auction is a hand-written ‘love letter’ from famed MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi to his YZR-M1 racing bike upon his exit from the Yamaha Team in 2010. It has an auction starting price of $5,000, but could sell for double that or more.
Bidding for these exquisite hand-built Swedish Moto2 front forks will start at $5,000.
Similarly priced is a set of hand-assembled 2017 model Swedish Ohlins Racing Moto 2 Front Forks originally built for evaluation purpose in the Moto2 World Championship,
but kept as a spare.
Bidding for this signed painting of Marc Marquez will start at $250.
Meanwhile, signed paintings of Rossi, Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo will open their bidding at $250.
Shannons, as Australia’s leading enthusiasts’ auction house, was asked to help and has set up a dedicated website for the one-off, worldwide event, donating its resources and time for the Timed Online Auction that will be held from August 2-16.
All funds raised will go to the ‘A Cure for Freyja’.
To read Freyja’s full story, visit acureforfreyja.com