DESPITE being recently named one of the Top Ten Most Outstanding Young Persons of the World, Darren Lohman is on the verge of stopping his life-changing work.
The chief executive officer and founder of Dreamfit helps make dreams possible for people with disabilities through innovative equipment solutions.
However, he said the 11-year-old non-profit organisation desperately needed corporate sponsorship and donations to continue.
‘It’s a real challenge I face, we get lots of high fives and well dones, but it doesn’t actually help us do the work that we need to do,’ Mr Lohman said.
‘We are really struggling and only just able to keep the doors open this year and we still have to think about next year.
‘I think last year we got about $4000 in donations, which running an operation like this is almost nothing.’
Mr Lohman said a couple of dollars was small price to pay to help make someone’s dream a reality.
‘One project we did many years ago was for this young kid without any arms and his school friends and sisters were all getting their first bikes and he would just sit on the side and watch them ride,’ he said,
‘I remember when we made him a bike he was then able to join in.
‘To see him riding around was amazing and that’s the beauty of what we do.
‘Whether it is mountain biking, riding a bike, fishing, ten pin bowling it doesn’t matter to us its all about giving them something to look forward to.’
For more information or to make a donation visit www.dreamfit.com.au.