Nowra Lions Club will host a mid-winter ball on June 16 to benefit families raising kids with disabilities.
(min cost $8)
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The Lions club generously helped Worrigee parents Debbie and Laurie Waller when they were in need of expensive exercise equipment for their son, Keeden.
Keeden has multiple disabilities including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, antithrombin deficiency, cortial vision impairment and sensory processing disorder.
Debbie encouraged the community to get behind the Lions Club event, for the sake of families in the position they were in.
“At the time it was an enormous relief knowing someone was going to help,” she said.
“It seemed so out of reach, you knock on doors everywhere, and get brick walls.
“So it was like, ‘thank God, someone is helping.’”
The exercise equipment has allowed Keeden to use it at home in his own time, when he’s well or having a good day, instead of running to a schedule with a physiotherapist and having to cancel if he has a seizure.
Debbie said parents of kids with disabilities are often faced with many competing challenges.
“Whatever the piece of the equipment is they can’t afford, they're probably trying to climb six other mountains,” she said.
"It just takes stress and struggle off one thing, but it’s a huge relief.”
The the auction item is a print from artist David Preston formerly of Berry.
This is the first ball for some years that the club has run and the club hopes that it is successful and the first of an annual event.
Where: Merribee Gardens Function Centre
When: Saturday, June 16, 6.30pm
What: Three-course meal, entertainment provided
Why: All proceeds go to Lions Children Mobility Fund
Contact: Bob Wright on 0481481383
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