Daughter Tayla (14), who has cerebral palsy, has outgrown her equipment, necessitating a $9000-plus outlay for more.
Parents Geraldine and Steve are committed to making life as normal as possible for the 2008 Metro Telethon child, who needs a new wheelchair and hoist system.
A ‘Glitz and Glam’ dinner-dance at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Saturday, August 10 will benefit Tayla, whose goal is to walk and be more independent.
‘I find it hard to sit up, eat and go to the toilet by myself, and always need someone with me,’ the Ashdale Secondary College student said.
‘I would really love to walk by myself and I try really hard with all my different therapies but I am just not strong enough yet.
‘I have just had my first major surgery at Princess Margaret Hospital on both my feet and am not as strong as I was before. But I am trying really hard to get better.’
The fundraiser, from 7pm to midnight, includes a buffet meal, DJ, entertainment, auctions, and raffles, tables of eight or 10, or individual tickets.
Prizes and auction items are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Geraldine on 0417 978 369 to donate or for tickets.