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27
May 2015

Thanks for helping Imyjen

More than $600,000 was raised through the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge from 22 to 23 May. Thank you to all the incredible participants who helped to raise funds for children like Imyjen who stay at Very Special Kids Hospice.

14 year old Imyjen Steele loves listening to music, riding the bus, and hanging out with her sister Auraria.

At three months old Imyjen was diagnosed with Swartz Jampel Syndrome, a condition preventing her from walking, talking or moving her muscles, and requiring her to use a wheelchair.

Caring for Imyjen is all consuming for single mum Christine Stow, who says she was confused about where to get help before finding Very Special Kids.

“Very Special Kids has been like a hand out of the darkness,” she said.

Christine said she was impressed that Very Special Kids Hospice had the equipment to cater for Imyjen’s needs.

“Getting care from other places was always a big hassle, but Very Special Kids is understanding and easy. I often found myself holding my breath with previous services, but when Imyjen’s at the hospice, I can relax,” she said.


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