Isaac Winter – Receipt story

The funds raised by Variety help children like Isaac, who is 5 years old and has Angleman’s syndrome, a rare neuro-genetic disorder. As a result, Isaac is in a wheelchair and has a severe intellectual disability and developmental delay. The wheelchair-accessible vehicle Variety granted the family cost $30,927, but is a small price to pay for the daily assistance it has brought to the lives of the Winter family, allowing Isaac to travel to medical appointments, on family outings, and to the supermarket and park where he can have fun with his brother Ryan. “It certainly has been a blessing to us and is making things so much easier”, Isaac’s mother Lorelei.

The life-changing effect this grant has made to their lives is probably best expressed by Isaac’s older brother Ryan, in the poem he wrote to thank Variety:

Isaac poem

“I love my mummy, yes I do and yes I know she love me too
I may not speak, I may not walk, proper words I may not talk
I’m always happy, as I can be, it’s just my personality
A big smile, you will see, when you come and sit with me
A world of fun, with lots of toys, I will laugh at any noise
I’m so happy, all the time, my life is great, my life is fine
I am my mummy’s, little man, I love my mummy, I’m her fan
Independent, I’ll never be, it just means mummy will spend more time with me
That’s all I want, and all I need, my mummy sits and reads to me
She helps me walk, and teaches me how to eat independently
I’ll always love her, right till the end, I love my mummy, she’s my best friend
I have four siblings, I love a lot, well for everyone, much love I’ve got
My name is Isaac, I have a disability, and live my life, very happily
THANK YOU VARIETY for helping me and my mum, I LOVE OUR NEW CAR”

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