Friday, May 25, 2012

just putting it out there..

This is Mackenzie, she's the daughter of one of the most beautiful women I have ever met, someone who I am lucky enough to call a good friend.

Mackenzie was born with a condition called Holoprosencephaly which is where her brain did not divide into two hemispheres as it should. Mackenzie is four years old, lives with her twin sister Charlotte and her big six year old brother Jamison. She has global developmental delay and cerebral palsy. Mackenzie requires full assistance for all daily living tasks and is unable to sit unassisted. She commando crawls, uses special chairs and standing frames to enable her to play alongside her siblings. Mackenzie is now attending Somers Pre School with her sister Charlotte and is thriving in this new and exciting environment. Mackenzie walks small distances with a very supportive frame and has been assessed to move into an electric wheelchair which will improve her mobility and give her independance. In the coming years she will be attending Somers Primary School with her siblings, something she is very excited about. The chair is customised to her specific requirements and although it is a very exciting moment for her family, the cost of the chair is just under $16,000 and this is just part of her ongoing special needs.

Right now I am working with some fabulous folk to organise a fundraising afternoon where we will be raising funds to go towards the purchase of the wheelchair for Mackenzie.

So here's where I am just putting it out there to the universe (something my more relaxed friends have taught me how to do) - we are looking for donations of goods and services that could be used as part of our fundraising day for the silent auction and raffle. I'm not sure who exactly is reading this blog, the stats tell me that the audience is far and wide, that you look on a range of devices and at all times of the day and night but if any of you can help in any way it would be much appreciated - I wouldn't ask if it didn't mean the world to me....janis xx