YogaLab Fremantle touched by young girl with rare genetic disorder


Nadine Warbrick, YogaLab owner Shawn Taylor and Courtney Rolle. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d473950
Nadine Warbrick, YogaLab owner Shawn Taylor and Courtney Rolle. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d473950

A YOUNG Perth girl with a rare genetic disorder has touched the lives of Fremantle yogis.

Scarlett Whitmore is not even two years old but she is already battling Hypotonia, Global Development Delay, Cortical Vision Impairment and Sensorineural hearing loss, but somehow she is still always smiling.

YogaLab yogis have joined forces with Claremont’s Lululemon to hold a special fundraising event for little Scarlett, inviting locals to come down for a session of blindfolded vinyasa and mindfulness meditation.

YogaLab Fremantle director Kellie Patton said all proceeds from the ticket sales would be given to the family to help cover medical bills and treatment costs.

“When we heard about Scarlett and the daily challenges she faces it was impossible to not want to help,” she said.

“The medical therapy and treatment she receives will be ongoing and expensive so helping to raise funds if it takes a bit of pressure off in that regard is the least we could do.

“The event will be an opportunity for people to appreciate their sense of sight and hearing and have a small glimpse into what Scarlett calls reality on a daily basis.”

The Attitude for Gratitude event is at YogaLab Fremantle on September 29.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from www.trybooking.com/RRBD.