A DIABETES diagnosis can hit anybody for six, but for one young Hilton boy it only made him more determined to help others.
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year, eight-year-old Morgan Wray approached his mum Sasha with the idea to hold a fundraiser to help other children living with diabetes.
“At his first anniversary of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes he wanted to do something to signify a year with diabetes, the whole family did,” Ms Wray said.
“Morgan has always been a very thoughtful and caring boy so his desire to help other kids and families going through what he does doesn’t surprise me.”
The young origami fan decided on a paper plane competition for the fundraiser and is inviting local primary school children to try their paper folding skills out for the good cause.
For just $3, children between five and 12 can enter the competition, receiving an A4 piece of paper to fold into any type of plane they want.
All proceeds will be donated to the Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre.
“I like paper planes and paper folding,” Morgan said.
“I have got type 1 diabetes and it would be good for other people to know about it.”
The Hilton community has rallied behind young Morgan’s idea with Hilton Primary School providing the judges, Fremantle PCYC the venue and a number of local businesses offering up prizes.
Ms Wray said she felt it was important to support children when they wanted to give something back.
“This is what humanity is about, what better way to teach our children that ‘anything is possible, you just have to imagine it’,” she said.
The paper plane competition is open to all local primary school children and will be held at the Fremantle PCYC on October 24.
Registrations open at 3.15pm with the event to start at 3.45pm.
Call Sasha on 0402 550 469 for more information.