Massive thanks go to Terrie Fielding and Damon Lumley for their equally massive donations! Both have donated enough money to Nate’s Wheelchair Appeal to qualify them for the BIG Buckers Club -so well done to both of you.
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Thank you to Michael Tung and Kerrie Caddy for their fantastic donations to Nate’s Appeal.
Nate’s Appeal raise the $3,800 needed for his sleeping system in spectacular fashion! And just because the appeal tally showed that we’d reached the target, people still weren’t deterred and kept on donating anyway! So, we’ve opened another appeal for Nate – this time raising the $10,000 needed to buy him a special wheelchair.
Nate is currently being transported in a normal stroller but this doesn’t offer him enough support and greatly aggravates his hip dysplasia. If you’d like to help Nate into that wheelchair click here to go to the appeals page and make your donation.
You wonderful lot! Thanks to some brilliant donations in the last 48 hours Nate’s Appeal reached its target today – his birthday! Last Tuesday I wondered aloud in the newsletter whether we would be able to reach the half way mark by next Tuesday. I should have known better! Forget half way! You delivered the whole lot – and three days early. Nate’s going to get his wonderful Jenx Dreama Sleep System very soon! Congratulations everyone. And Happy Birthday Nate!
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Nate is just 3 years old. He was born on 24 July 2006 and at just a few days of age, Nate starting having seizures down one side of his body. After exhaustive testing, Nate was diagnosed with Lissencephaly – a condition which leaves children with severe neurological impairment.
Due to the severity of Nate’s condition, he will not ever have the ability to walk, talk or eat independently. He has uncontrolled seizures 24 hours a day, is fed via a PEG tube through his abdomen and requires constant care – provided by his wonderful single mum.
Nate also has hip dysplasia which can make him very uncomfortable during the night. He wakes often and needs to be rolled back over onto his side to allow him to fall back to sleep. The constant waking and its associated feelings of sleep deprivation are of great concern for both Nate and for his mum.
Through Nate’s Appeal we hope to raise $3,800 towards the cost of a Jenx Dreama Sleep System (a customisable configurable mattress system) that will provide excellent postural support for Nate, keeping him in the correct, comfortable position throughout the night. This, and some well-deserved uninterrupted nights of sleep, is vital for Nate’s well-being – and that of his mum too.