11 year old Isabel Martin has yet to experience the joy of taking her first step. An operation to remove a benign spinal tumour saw Isabel become paraplegic at the tender age of 8 months. Based on their knowledge at the time, doctors held little hope Isabel would ever walk, whilst they were certain that she would suffer a plethora of secondary health complications.
To assist Isabel in her recovery Red Scooter proudly sponsored The 2011 Mirror Ball, over $40,000.00 was raised from this event adding to the impressive total of $69,000.00 raised at the inaugural Mirror Ball hosted at Red Scooter in 2009, which assists in giving Isabel the opportunity to continue to participate in an intensive exercise recovery program which includes, Treadmill /Gait training. Project Walk Phsiotherapy at home, Intensive exercise recovery training at Walk On and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
A great night was had by all that attended the function and Catherine (Isabel’s mum) said:
“you guys are too kind and generous! Thank you for this, it is overwhelming, and very much appreciated also thank you to all your staff for looking after us all so beautifully, and for their generosity.
God bless, Catherine and Family xo”
Read about our other successful fundraising events.