Variety of Queensland

Mitchell is a bright and happy boy 8 year old boy who has Spina Bifida, Epilepsy and Autism and is unable to walk. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Variety has been able to assist Mitchell with a new wheelchair, allowing him to be independent & enjoy his sport and other activities.

Mitchell’s mum, Lynette, sent this message that we wanted to share with you:

Having Mitchell has been the biggest blessing of our lives. It by far is not the easiest job though. Financially it has put a lot of strain on our family as I had to leave my work position to care for Mitchell, so we dropped back to a one income family which then turns to a physical and emotional drain not only on myself but my husband as well. We also have two younger children who love Mitchy so much, but have to miss out on a lot of extra activities due to it not suiting Mitchell’s needs or we financially can’t afford for them to go. It is very hard to juggle sometimes but we are very lucky to have an amazing support network through my family and our friends who understand. He is so happy all the time, which makes it all worth it in the end.

No words can describe how grateful we are to Variety for funding a wheelchair for Mitchell. To the amazing supporters who take their own precious time to fundraise so this is possible, thank you. To be able to see our son so independent, to see our son bring home a medal and a trophy for being aged champion in wheel chair races or just to see him at the park playing with other children, is something more than we could have imagined, and this is because he has the equipment that he needs, all thanks to the outstanding job that you do.

So please keep up the good work, because it really makes a huge difference in someone’s life.

Variety – the Children’s Charity of Queensland is very proud to have, with the generosity of our supporters, been able to help Mitchell with the funding for a new wheelchair.

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