Quiz night to help Bodhi’s fam­ily

Melville Times - - News -

SPEND­ING his first three months in hospi­tal, Bodhi Ni­blett’s start to life was any­thing but easy.

Bodhi was born not breath­ing and had hy­poxic-is­chemic en­cephalopa­thy (HIE), which only one or two in a thou­sand chil­dren ex­pe­ri­ence and has led to him liv­ing with con­di­tions such as quad­ri­plegic cere­bral palsy.

Romm and Rhi­an­non Ni­blett, Bodhi’s par­ents, vowed to help fam­i­lies such as them and are putting on Bodhi’s BIG quiz on Au­gust 11 to raise money for Bodhi J Ni­blett’s Strength fund.

Rhi­an­non, Bodhi’s mother and carer, said there were no com­pli­ca­tions with her preg­nancy or the birth.

“He also lives with a num­ber of other con­di­tions such as epilepsy, vi­sion and hear­ing im­pair­ments. The change in our lives has been quite strong. We can’t leave Bodhi by him­self for half-an-hour with­out the risk of some­thing hap­pen­ing to him,” she said.

They see a string of doc­tors for phys­io­ther­apy, hy­drother­apy and speech therapy.

Former Bach­e­lor con­tes­tant and Romm’s col­league Nikki Go­gan, who will be quiz­mas­ter, said she sat across from Romm at work and the story of his son in­spired her.

“I’m happy to help; any sort of pos­i­tiv­ity that be gained for Bodhi, Rhi and Rom, that’s what I want,” she said.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d484774

Romm and Rhi­an­non Ni­blett with their son Bodhi and quiz­mas­ter Nikki Go­gan.

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