Mary’s Walker

Meet Mary. 7yo Mary is a super happy little girl with some very complex medical issues. She has a gene deletion condition in conjunction with Peri-ventricular Leukomalacia – causing her significant global delays.

Mary can walk with the aid of a specialised walking frame and stands in a standing frame for an hour each day to help her build muscle strength and joint health. She needs help with all her transfers from lying to sitting to standing etc.

Mary has made such wonderful progress in her mobility over the last two years. Her cognition and verbal ability have improved also so it’s an exciting time for Mary and her family.

One thing that is holding Mary back is her current walking frame. It is now too small for Mary, causing her to lean forward when using it – something that could result in spinal deformation if left to continue.

Mary is so motivated to walk but is hampered by the size of her current walker and waiting until the NDIS reaches her area in 2018 is just not an option given the risk of spinal deformation.

Mary has been trailing a different walker that lets her walk in a more upright position, gives her more width to spread her feet apart which has stopped her standing on her feet and tripping and allows her to walk for longer periods at great speed and with less strain. It’s fully adjustable and can grow with Mary and having one of her own would be life-changing for Mary – not just in terms of her gross motor development but in terms of giving her the opportunity to explore and participate in her environment safely and help her to become more independent.

We've created this appeal to raise the funds needed to get Mary that Walker and if you'd like to help, you can:

  • donate online at the bottom of this page using PayPal or a credit card (for credit card payments, select the PayPal option and when you are  taken to the PayPal page, select the option to pay with a debit or credit card. You don't need a PayPal account.
  • make an EFT bank transfer or direct deposit to our bank account: Bendigo Bank, BSB: 633000 Account Number: 137521696 Account Name: I Give A Buck Trading Account (please put the child's name in the reference field)
  • send a cheque, made out to I Give A Buck to 96 Ceylon Rd, Belli Park, QLD 4562 (simply write the child's name on the back of the chq so that we know what it is for)

All donations $2 and over are tax deductible. Online donations will receive an automatic receipt via email. For other donations, simply contact us by email or by phone on (07) 5442 7414 and we’ll send you a receipt. For full details about how your donation will be used, click here.

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