It’s Tommy’s Turn – On Sunday March 13, at the Botanic Gardens in Melbourne we will be changing the life of a beautiful 2 year old boy.
Tommy has Cerebral Palsy and severe vision impairment … but this does not stop him enjoying playing with his three older siblings and the sights and sounds of the outdoors.
Tommy’s little body suffers from stiffness and weakness which means he needs specific support to be comfortable and safe in his everyday life.
His loving family spend much of the day carrying Tommy which creates challenges for them and makes it difficult to get their everyday jobs and chores completed, not to mention the physical toll this takes.
Soon Tommy will have outgrown his stroller and although he has been successfully trialled, the cost is more than his family can manage.
JMF together with Craig Percival and his #8in8in8 challenge, in which he is completing 8 Ironman distance triathlon across 8 states in 8 consecutive days whilst raising money for children in wheelchairs, are granting Tommy a Zippie Iris Manual wheelchair.
This $8945 grant will enable Tommy access to the community, the support he needs to sit comfortably upright, inclusion and engagement in his every day life.