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Poppy's quest for Wheels

Cause page created in the Challenges category by Hayley Harrison for "Poppy Harrison"

$8,653 of $8,429 goal
Given by 65 generous donors in 5 weeks

Poppy is desperate to be like the other kids her age and would give anything to be able to bike beside her twin.

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I’m 5 year old girl with Arthrogryposis and a rare genetic disorder ZC4H2 making me one of 75 in the WHOLE world.

Although things have been bumpy along my 5 year journey, I have always had my twin Willow at my side. I love doing everything with her and she is my biggest motivator as she doesn’t see boundaries only opportunities.

My body doesn’t move like other kids and I need a lot of help from others to do the things I love. I love the outdoors and my parents try really hard to give me the same opportunities as my sister; sometimes this means they even have to carry me places.

I have joints that are very tight, floppy muscles and an airway that needs lots of support meaning at the moment I still ride on the back of my Mama’s bike. BUT I’m a big kid now and would really like to be like the other kids (especially my twin) and ride my own bike.

To keep up with the other kids I need a specialized trike but mama said they are expensive so I have to wait a little while first. I am good at waiting, I have to do a lot of it in the hospital. The trike comes at a cost of $8429.00 we are trying to apply to other charities also to help cover these costs.

Its been a long road…

1 Popstar

2 Little girls

3 Life Flights

4 Central lines



7 Starship admissions

20 volumes of written notes

24 operations

35 days in NICU

70 days on home TPN

104 Hospital Admissions

154 Scans

368 clinical documents

541 nights in Christchurch hospital

1004 blood tests

1 Million Hugs and Kisses

Hayley Harrison's involvement (page creator)

I'm Poppy's Mum

Use of funds

To purchase a specialised trike that will hold Poppy's body upright, protect her airway and help her head control but most importantly look like a bike. Its called a Hase Trets Trike.

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Latest donations

Michelle on 04 Jul 2020
Thanks to everyone who supported the Scentsy fundraiser enabling this donation ❤️
Michelle, Bodiene and Tovah
Michelle, Bodiene and Tovah on 11 Jun 2020
Poppy you are one amazing rockstar with so many people who love you! you deserve to ride fast like your sister Willow, enjoy your new bike darling - love the Rakaupai's xx
Hayley Harrison

Thank you for always supporting Poppys adventures xoxo can’t wait to share photos of this crazy kid on her bike 🤩

Hayley Harrison
Amy and Jed L
Amy and Jed L on 10 Jun 2020
Go Poppy. In memory of our Harvey who also had ZC4H2.
Hayley Harrison

Thank you so helping a fellow ZC4er. Always sending love your way.

Hayley Harrison
Jamie Kay
Jamie Kay on 10 Jun 2020
We hope you enjoy your new bike Poppy. We can’t wait to watch you continue to change the world 💕 lots of love the Jamie Kay team xx
Hayley Harrison

Thank you for such a generous donation! Poppy should have her bike to start school with now which is just unbelievably amazing!!! Our family is just blown away and so very thankful 💓

Hayley Harrison
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 10 Jun 2020
Hayley Harrison

Thank you so much for supporting Poppy, we are very excited about this new adventure.

Hayley Harrison

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Hayley Harrison on behalf of Poppy Harrison

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