Quiz night to help Bodhi’s family
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.
Romm and Rhiannon Niblett with their son Bodhi and quizmaster Nikki Gogan.