All lit up for PMH Foundation

All lit up for PMH Foundation

Last year, more than 50 homeowners around WA got into the spirit, raising $62,000 by decorating their front yards with all things festive.

The Meadow Springs couple, who live at 5 Cimarron Edge, decided to support the PMH Foundation as they are full-time carers for a teenage girl with disabilities who has often spent time at the hospital over the last 18 years.

Last year, they raised about $2000 and this year hope to double it.

The Ford’s spectacular Christmas Wonderland display includes twinkling lights, Christmas trees, Disney cartoon character cut outs, a home-built nativity scene and a special Santa’s workshop.

And while switching on the lights for the festive fundraiser is all in good fun for the Fords, it’s WA families like Angela Jimmink and Joe Hayhurst, whose little boy Nick is the Christmas Lights ambassador this year, who will benefit the most.

Nick has been treated at PMH since he was a newborn, after concern that he kept choking and vomiting for no apparent reason.

After several tests, examinations and visits to PMH, it was confirmed Nick had a laryngeal cleft, a rare abnormality of the separation between the larynx and the oesophagus.

The condition meant food and liquid were in danger of passing through Nick’s larynx and into his lungs.

It could have led to life-threatening complications.

Now two years old, Nick has had several operations to help his condition, and his ongoing treatment includes strict diet management.

He visits the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at PMH regularly, where his family are very grateful for the treatment he receives.

This year’s campaign runs until December 31.

To register your house for PMH Foundation’s Christmas Lights campaign or for more information visit www.pmhfoundaiton.com or call 9489 1100.