Words cannot express their courage …
I wanted to share with everyone the words that Jenny Baker, Brodie’s Grandmother, delivered at the JMF Kids 4 Kids presentation at Armadale Primary school.
I can’t begin to express what your gift means to Brodie and our family. The money is most definitely helpful and will go to complete essential modifications to where Brodie lives and allow him to live as normal as his condition will allow.
We are also extremely greatful to John Maclean and his Foundation for their continuing support without which Brodie would not have progressed as far as he has, there is no doubt about that.
But more than the monetary value, we so greatly appreciate the thought behind the gift you children (JMF Kids 4 Kids) have made. Illness is a burden but your actions will really lighten the load. For that especially, we thank you.
12 years ago when we collected Brodie from The Royal Children’s Hospital his prognosis was not good and his future did not look good. His mother had shaken him so hard that he had lost half his brain and now had Cerebral Palsy. But with stimulation, exercises and the help of The John Maclean Foundation Brodie can now read, spell and use his iPad and computer. He also attends school and his latest report shows he is above average.
Looking after Brodie who has Cerebral Palsy and a brain injury has been difficult for us, but knowing we have the support of The John Maclean Foundation and children like you (JMF Kids 4 Kids) participating certainly helps.
Please know we wont forgot your kind gesture. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts and we wish you well in your future …”