Gift for Koah

$10,100 of $17,500 goal
Given by 112 generous donors in 12 weeks

Fundraising to pay for intensive physical therapy for a five-year-old with severe cerebral palsy to strength muscles before hip surgery.

Riverhead, Auckland

Whānau and friends have started "Gift for Koah" to fundraise for therapy programs over and above available options through the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health.

In 2022 Koah bravely underwent double hip surgery, a significant procedure that saw him spend 21 long days in hospital. The post-surgery journey was equally daunting, Koah committed to six months of intensive physical therapy for six months striving toward regaining his previous abilities. It took over a year to be able to do the things he loves and wants to do. Yet, after having the pins removed from his hips at the start of 2023 and everything looking good, an x-ray taken in September 2023 shows his left hip has come out of the socket again, meaning he needs another surgery in early 2024.

To improve his recovery, the family (and Koah) would like to do at least two, 3-week intensive therapy programs offered by an Australian company called "Centre of Movement". This three-week program is designed not only to strengthen Koah physically but also to uplift his spirit. A significant component of this therapy is the Trexo Robotics gait trainer—an innovative piece of wearable robotics that aids children with disabilities in experiencing the joy of walking.

Total therapy costs are AUD 16,200 = NZD 17,500 plus travel and accommodation.

Your support can be pivotal in a speedy recovery for Koah the Brave.

Kimberley Eakins' involvement (page creator)

I am Koah's mum

Use of funds

3-week intensive therapy programs offered by an Australian company called "Centre of Movement". Total therapy costs is AUD 16,200 = NZD 17,500 plus travel and accommodation.

Donations will be used for ongoing private therapy costs if the goal isn't met.

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Therapy time!  14 November 2023

Kia ora everyone,

Many thanks again for your contributions towards Koah.

We can provide an update as he is 2 days into his 3 week intensive which could not have happened without everyone aroha and support.

If you would like to follow along Koah's journey here is his Instagram account:

@giftforkoah

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CzmapRZBmMs/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

You will see some of the cool stuff that he is doing like the video below so we appreciate the follows.

Much love from the Eakins Whanua

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Latest donations

Maria
Maria on 17 Nov 2023
Amazing work little man!
$100
Mark and Jess
Mark and Jess on 16 Nov 2023
Thinking of you guys from the Vaughan clan
$100
Barham family
Barham family on 15 Nov 2023
Much love and support from the Barham’s
$100
Amy
Amy on 02 Nov 2023
We love you koah! Indie and Amy
$100
Jason
Jason on 10 Oct 2023
Goodluck, hope all goes well.
$100

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