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Harry's Leg Brace Fund - Updates - Givealittle

  • Harry making a bolognese sauce     5 April 2020
    Posted by: Vicki Randall
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    It's just over a year since we returned from California equipped with Harry's leg braces. Here he is during the COVID-19 lockdown preparing a family meal of lasagne. Harry continues to wear the braces on a daily basis, his level of independence and confidence continues to grow. Thanks so much everyone for the donations, it means a lot.

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  • The Secret Garden, Harry plays Colin     10 November 2019
    Posted by: Vicki Randall
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    Hello to all you lovely and generous people who supported our cause. Exciting news, Harry is playing the character of 'Colin' in the production of The Secret Garden. If you are aware of the character, you'll know he is a wheelchair user. Harry will be playing the part using his wheelchair, and during the garden scene he will be standing up and walking with the assistance of 'Mary' and 'Dickon'. All I can say is bring a box of tissues to mop up the tears of joy. If any of you are local to Auckland or the North Shore, it would be a great opportunity to see your act of generosity come to fruition. See you there. Vicki x

    https://www.trybooking.com/nz/book/event?eid=2063&fbclid=IwAR2-8OerBqyDspKmn2oHWNSqXCl1Fz7RsJbXXvr9Yz9pWx5XsC-vh7UOen0

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  • Celebrating Rosie's Birthday     5 September 2019
    Posted by: Vicki Randall
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    Here's Harry standing next to his two sisters Rosie and Lizzy, it's Rosie's birthday and they bought her this 'Oodie' to stay warm in. Thanks to everyone for contributing towards the leg braces, they are a huge success, Harry is standing every day at school, this is particularly helpful in Science with the high desks for practical work. Professor Sue Stott, who is his Paediatric Orthopaedic specialist is super impressed and asked for a video to be taken of Harry wearing his braces that can be used for training and to show other patients/parents when appropriate. Thanks heaps. Vicki

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  • Baking chocolate caramel muffins     6 March 2019
    Posted by: Vicki Randall
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    Harry’s sisters have requested Chocolate muffins, so Harry’s in the kitchen making them !

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  • Making lunch for school     5 March 2019
    Posted by: Vicki Randall
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    Braces are giving Harry a new level of independence, he made his lunch for school, standing on two legs with his hands free to make a sandwich. Seems like simple stuff, but it’s very empowering to be independent.

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  • New washer-uper in the family     2 March 2019
    Posted by: Vicki Randall

    Making the most of standing up. Mums now got help with the washing up!!

    https://www.facebook.com/vicki.randall.39/videos/10156154900272525/

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  • First day with the new braces     20 February 2019
    Posted by: Vicki Randall

    We've had a *very* positive first day. Harry's learning to trust his new braces; learning to balance, and to use gravity to help him walk. It's going to be a long journey, but we're thrilled with how well he's gone on this: The first day of the rest of his life...

    https://www.facebook.com/vicki.randall.39/posts/10156135505002525

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  • Harry wearing new braces     20 February 2019
    Posted by: Vicki Randall
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    Very positive first fitting. Harry is comfortable standing straight and tall. Promising beginning to our long journey towards walking.

    Huge thanks from Harry and his family to each and every one of you for your contribution, we are so very grateful. 💖

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  • Huge thanks to all     19 November 2018
    Posted by: Vicki Randall

    Thank you to everyone who has very generously donated, the response, including messages of support and encouragement has been overwhelming. We have paid the first half of the invoice for the braces, which was just over $18,000 NZD. Our flights are booked to travel to San Diego in mid February, when we will spend a week of orthotic fitting appointment with Marmaduke Loke. I've included a link to Cruiser, a song that Harry wrote and performed at the end of Primary school.

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