Many of you in our wonderful community will already know our daughter Avalon. For those of you who don’t, Avalon is 8 years old and lives with a permanent disability called Cerebral Palsy. She was born 10 weeks premature and as a result suffered a brain injury. She is a happy girl who takes life in her stride as she whizzes around in her hot pink wheelchair.
Since her diagnosis, we have sought out the best treatments and interventions available worldwide. As a result, we have travelled to all corners of the globe and have had incredible results at each destination. Just over 18 months ago, we took Avalon to St Louis in the USA for an operation that has relieved her body of the muscle’s tightness that Cerebral Palsy causes, giving her an incredible chance at being able to walk. Last month we were again in the USA at the only clinic of its kind in the world, to help us locate the muscles that Avalon has never been able to use, and then show them how to work.
Since last month’s visit, Avalon has been able to progress significantly. She will still require years of therapy, but she will now be able to become independent over time. As a family, we are ecstatic that she has been able to access these opportunities. We do rely on fundraising to help fund some of the costs, as we are not able to cover them all ourselves. Avalon’s average annual therapy and equipment costs are easily more than $60,000.
On 3rd August we are having a Trivia Night fundraiser, at The Galston Club, to help fund the next 2 years of therapy and would love to see you all there. If you would like to contribute as a business, we have a tax deductible option, or maybe you might have a prize that you can donate for our silent auction and raffles. We have always been so grateful to be able to live in such a supportive community and want to thank you for taking the time to read our story.
Contact Kristie: 0459 933 954 or Email: [email protected]