September 2016 Recipients
Seven-year-old Sam Davy is one of only two children in New Zealand born with a rare condition known as MMIHS. MMIHS is a disease which affects the development of the intestines, meaning Sam has to be fed through a tube, which has led to severe side effects such as kidney and bladder problems.
Due to Sam’s ongoing health problems he spends a lot of time in Starship Hospital and struggles to keep up with his classmates. Sam’s family received $1,149 to purchase an iPad to help him continue to learn even when he’s not in the classroom.
The iPad will enable Sam to FaceTime the classroom, participate in lessons and socialise while he is in hospital.