June 2017 Recipients
Six-year-old Georgina Allen and her family have received $2,000 towards life changing surgery in the US that will dramatically improve her quality of life.
Georgina suffers from a rare form of cerebral palsy called spastic diplegia and the surgery will help to treat the highly “spastic” nerves in her spine.
As Georgina grows older, she is becoming increasingly aware of her disability and this surgery will help her lead a more normal life.
The surgery Georgina needs is not available in New Zealand so the family is traveling to St Louis Children’s Hospital where Georgina will undergo two major operations.