Maddy’s On The Road Again!
30 April 2012 by barb
In October 2011 we launched Maddy’s Car Appeal to help raise the almost $30,000 needed to modify the family car to be wheelchair accessible for Maddy. With the help of the members of this wonderful I Give A Buck Community and the amazing team at Melbourne’s Gold 104 radio station, the funds were raised and the car was off to NSW for its modifications!
Recently, we received an update from Maddy’s family and a few photos too and we’d like to share that with you all…
Hi Barb & Liat
ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
Some great news for you both, we finally have our car back and Maddy can now be driven around comfortably and safely in her wheelchair.
It took quite some time to do, twice as long as they originally told us (12 weeks instead of 6!) but its all over and done with.
Maddy seems quite impressed with her new seating position and it is a dream come true for me as I can now take her out and not worry about how my back is going to be feeling at the end of the day.
The transition time getting her in and out of the car is remarkably fast as well, I can’t believe how little time is needed to dock the wheelchair, put her brakes and seat belt on and then away we go.
No more lifting her in and out of the wheelchair and squeezing her into that horrid car seat, those days are now behind us. YEAH!
Our many heartfelt thanks goes out to all the loyal staff at IGAB and to all those kind and generous people who donated to Maddy’s appeal; on behalf of our entire family we say thank you once again!
Without the immense support that Maddy received from the public this would not have ever been possible.
Adrian and I feel an overwhelming sense of relief that this major hurdle has been overcome and we would like to pass on our sincerest gratitude to all those who contributed.
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
All the very best,
Traci, Adrian, Madison and Josh.
If you were one of the special people that made this family’s dream come true, take a bow! And, if you weren’t part of our community back then but would like to share in the love, hop on over to make the same dream come true by giving a buck to Harry and to Zac.
Great work again people!
Barb Blashki – Founder