CAT DIGS IN FOR KIDS
SOME of Barwon Health’s youngest patients have joined Geelong footballer Scott Selwood for a special rehabilitation session at GMHBA to launch a major fundraiser for their own child-friendly rehab centre.
Many of the children have spent countless hours undergoing treatment from the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, which helps under-18s recover from serious conditions including spinal cord injuries, strokes and cerebral palsy. Currently the Geelong branch of the service has to treat the kids at adult facilities, which aren’t well suited to providing the playful environment youngsters need.
The Barwon Health foundation has launched a Bricks4Kids campaign to raise $3.6 million for a new rehabilitation facility designed for children and youth.
The building will feature funsized equipment, special therapy programs disguised as games and facilities for supporting families’ involvement in their child’s recovery.
By paying for a brick, individuals, families and businesses can help the Barwon Health Foundation reach the goal.
All those who purchase a named brick will also appear in the Geelong Advertiser.
To donate visit bricks4kids.org.au or contact the Barwon Health foundation on 4215 8900.
ON BOARD: Cat Scott Selwood and Keisha Low, 4, who has cerebral palsy, at the Barwon Health Foundation Bricks4Kids launch.