Family sings praises of local choir

Choir director Martin Meader with Jasmine (5) Jason and Sarah Lee (front), and Born to Sing choir members Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d401559
Choir director Martin Meader with Jasmine (5) Jason and Sarah Lee (front), and Born to Sing choir members Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d401559

On Sunday, the Born to Sing Melville Choir will perform a fundraising concert at Melville Recreation Centre to raise money for five-year-old Jasmine Lee, who was diagnosed with epilepsy at nine months.

The Mt Pleasant kindy student had epilepsy so severe that she was experiencing up to 200 seizures a day.

‘We are holding the concert to raise money to help cover the medical expenses,’ choir director Martin Meader said.

The Lee family said they were overwhelmed with the generosity from the choir and the entire community.

‘Jasmine suffers form a very severe form of epilepsy and global development delay,’ said mum Sarah. ‘We were told she could not have surgery in WA so had to go to Sydney for the operation but it’s been a great success.

‘She has now been seizure free for just over five months. Her life and indeed our entire family’s life has changed.’

Born to Sing will perform a number of uplifting songs including Hallelujah, What A Wonderful World, When I Fall In Love, Surfer Girl and Boogie Woogie Boy.