DEAR editor, I would like to express my gratitude for your interest in my son Ethan Davis.
The exposure you have given us has shown me what a difference a community can make when informed, and that we have many caring and compassionate members. I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been involved, not just those who attended the Sundowner Cruise on April 19 or the fundraising committee members, but the much larger group who has come together whether they have donated funds, their time or services.
A special thankyou to Tropix Photography, Airlie Beach Scissor Sisters, The Baby Boomers, The Magical Bears Community, Ray White Whitsundays, Coopers Crazy Cakes, Shannon Lee Catering, Fish D’vine, Protect & Sanitize Whitsundays and lastly Peppin Removals.
Because of the overwhelming amount of support, we were able to fundraise enough money for my family and I to relocate to Mackay and access the medical services Ethan desperately needs.
I would like to say that things have been going well since the move however Ethan continues to struggle. Ethan will be ad- mitted to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital on May 26 to undergo surgery. After a long wait this procedure will make a huge difference to our lives.
Funds are still needed for specialised medical equipment prescribed by specialists, critical therapy sessions that require paediatric training, accommodation expenses associated with the surgery, vital feeding machine equipment, prescription medications and procedures not covered by Medicare or PBS.
To learn more you can like us on Facebook, ‘A look inside Ethans Battle’.
I wish I could thank everyone personally and although the road ahead is still scary, the community has shown me where home is and that we don’t have to face it alone.
A massive list of portfolios and yet Costigan expects her to come running up to every tax payer in the Whitsundays.
I worked with Kate when we both worked for Robert Schwarten and I know her to be a hard working dedicated professional.
The people of Whitsunday had Jan Jarratt, the Minister for Tourism as their local member and she was rejected in the ballot box in favour of Costigan who presided over an LNP Government that slashed millions of dollars from the tourism budget.
They repeated that mistake at the next election.
Shame on the Whitsunday Times for making a headline over such trivia. astounded that, to my knowledge, the LNP has never acknowledged that there are problems with this industry.
These people were doing what Australians have always done i.e. making a community in the bush.
What is the point when predatory multinational mining companies are able to invade your property, poison your water, sicken your children and give a few hundred dollars in compensation.
You end up with a poisoned property that nobody wants.
The LNP are now telling us that, thanks to them, it’s time to get out there and “have a go”. Is that a variation on “Have a go ya mug!”? Well “Hello” Joe. We’ve been doing that for some time. I guess the Tara/Chinchilla people are the mugs.
But when you have a look at the area of our country that is destined for coal seam gas mining, there are going to be a lot more mugs around.
The multinational miners have the money and power to affect us all. Witness the current situation with the iron industry. Obviously, something is going on with the pricing. Yet when we try to open it up to scrutiny, we get threatened by them. When will Australia wake up?