Kaddie cycles for Michael

MICHAEL Bonaccorsi is a 12-year-old boy from Sanctuary Point born with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

His parents, Joanne and Frank, struggle lifting their son’s growing body in and out of their car to travel anywhere, including school.

A car conversion will cost over $30,000.

Kaddie Haberley’s mother works as a teacher’s aid at Sanctuary Point Public School where Michael is a student.

In an effort to help his family, she will embark on a 210km ride from Canberra to Sanctuary Point this September to help raise money for the conversion.

“I’m a little nervous, but it is for a good cause,” she said.

“My grandfather walked the same trail I will be riding when he was about 55. He had a heart attack on the way but he kept going and he finished it over a weekend.

“My aunty also made the distance with her two children, her husband and niece straight after her son’s wedding – it took them five days.”

Miss Haberley aims to cycle the trail over three days.

“I just wanted to make sure I did it for something worthy, and doing this for Michael is such a good cause.”

Miss Haberley, who held a fund raising barbecue at Coles Vincentia car park last Thursday, said she would be doing a lot more to raise all the money she could.

A tax-deductable donation web page has been set up and can be accessed via www.

developingfoundation.org.au/fundraiser/event/team-michael. 

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