September 2017 Recipients
Kerry Simmons received $2,000 towards life-changing surgery for her three-year-old son Hugo, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy.
Hugo Simmons from Porirua was born with Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy. This means Hugo has limited mobility and tight muscles, causing him pain when he moves.
The surgery, which is not available in New Zealand, is called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy and will reduce the tightness in his muscles. Hugo and his family will travel to the US for the surgery.