12-year-old Brooke has a rare childhood disease called Ataxia-telangiectasia which limits her movement. The youngster uses a walking frame and an electric wheelchair to get around and is unable to stand up unsupported.
Brooke has been desperate for a new trike for a number of years after growing out of her old one. The adapted equipment will enable her to not only enjoy more outdoor adventures but it will also assist in easing her muscles from stiffening, a common trait of her condition.
Her mum, Justine, says: “Brooke just wants to be able do as much as possible, just as much as what other people do and I don’t want to stop her from doing that. If there’s a way that it can be done then we’ll do that and that’s where the adapted trike comes in – it’ll give her mental health and mine a big boost.”
Any funds raised over and above what we need to provide this equipment for Brooke will go towards helping fund vitally needed equipment for another child.
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