Ruby is right on track

Naila Luis and Leo Rolph with their daughter Ruby (4). Picture: Martin Kennealey d424433
Naila Luis and Leo Rolph with their daughter Ruby (4). Picture: Martin Kennealey d424433

After being born premature at 27-weeks and spending 75 days in neonatal care, Ruby has shown a strong-will and determination in everything she does while growing up with the disorder says mother Naila Luis.

To continue being able to do ballet, Ruby needs to undergo multiple rounds of intensive therapy to help her walk unassisted and improve her speech skills.

Ms Luis said the Fremantle community had rallied to help them raise money for the therapy, with local businesses donating items for a raffle for an upcoming fundraising event Bubbly & Art at Kidogo Arthouse this weekend.

She said the fundraiser would be a fun day out, with a selection of local goods for sale, a life art class and musician Amanda Canzurlo performing.

‘Community support has to be one of the strongest elements in my outlook of Ruby’s future,’ she said.

‘To see the generosity and solidarity that has come together in organising this event has given me a new found sense of confidence that things will work out.’

Visit www.sunshinebutterflies.com.au/ 2013/07/02/ruby-early-rolph to make a donation.

The Bubbly & Art fundraiser is on from 2pm to 5pm on August 24 at Kidogo Arthouse.