June 2017 Recipients
Auckland’s Kramer Hoeflich, who was left disabled after an accident five years ago, received $2,743.97 to purchase a new laptop to support his initiative to help young people facing disabilities.
After becoming wheelchair bound due to his accident, Kramer suffered from low self-esteem, depression and isolation and came across other young people suffering in the same way he did.
This sparked an idea in Kramer, and over the past 5 years, has dedicated his life to support young people, particularly in the Pasifika community, through their disabled journey.
Kramer is involved in a number of youth engagement groups and workshops, and the laptop will greatly assist with the day to day operations and activities.