KidzWish therapists have helped Wongawilli boy Ben Giudice to walk, and talk, and now he’s doing everything he can to help them help others.
The eight-year-old, who has a rare genetic condition called Noonan syndrome, is the ambassador for the eighth annual KidzWish Bowls Day on March 31.
All proceeds will help the charity build a new and improved facility, allowing it to double the number of South Coast kids it assists.
‘’We’ve been with KidzWish for about six years and Ben’s had access to physio, speech and occupational therapy,’’ Ben’s mum Rebecca said. ‘’They’ve helped improve his muscle tone and got him walking, and helped supply us with a machine needed to clear his airways.’’
Fellow KidzWish ambassador, Kanahooka’s Denver Spencer, also attended the launch of the fundraiser, to be held at Wiseman Park Bowling Club, Gwynneville.
Denver’s dad, Jason, said his daughter has an intellectual disability and suffered from anxiety, but the KidzWish music and dance program had given her confidence. ‘’Instead of sitting in the corner, she’s now interacting with other kids.’’
KidzWish spokesman Karouna Micheal said the charity helped over 500 kids, with 130 different conditions, last year. ‘’With the new facility we’ll be able to double that,’’ he said. ‘’It’s a $3.8 million building, and we have about $700,000 to go.’’
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