March 2014 Recipients
The Mazda Foundation helped Matauri Bay individual, Davarah Piheme-Williams, who can now live life on the white sandy beaches surrounding her home thanks to funding to purchase a beach wheelchair.
Eleven year old Davarah Piheme-Williams has cerebral palsy and is dependent on full-time care. Her family has been granted $5,619, so that they can purchase a ‘Sandcruiser’, enabling her to access the beach.
The ‘Sandcruiser’ wheelchair will allow Davarah to be included in family and local community life.
The grant means Davarah is now able to spend summers on the beach with her brothers and go on school trips to the coast.