Siobhan Allen

Last year the Mazda Foundation helped Blenheim resident Georgie receive a life changing surgery called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital in America.

The surgery has greatly improved her mobility to the point that she can now use a trike instead of a wheelchair, increasing her endurance and encouraging muscle growth in her legs.

The Mazda Foundation gifted Georgie an additional $4,000 this funding round towards the cost of a Hase Trike. The Trike will help her get stronger and become more active, therefore increasing her independence and allowing her to actively engage and contribute to the community.