Four Iron Bros for Cerebral Palsy
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| Northern Arena||Posted: 16 June 2012, 4:04 PM
sted by Georgia Farnan
Three year old Georgia is adored by her dad Greg, and his ‘bros’ Paul, Mathew and Chris.
Watching her grow with the challenges of Cerebral Palsy, the four ‘bros’ have been inspired by their little Champion to compete together in the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championships in Melbourne in 2013.
Together ‘Georgia’s Ironmen’ will be travelling thousands of miles from as far away as Perth, Queensland and New Zealand to compete in Melbourne. Even though one of the brothers has never competed as an ironman before, the aim of their amazing family effort is to raising awareness about the challenges faced by children and families living with CP.
Like most people in the community, Greg knew very little about cerebral palsy until his own little girl was diagnosed. “We were devastated as any parent would be when we first heard the news,” he recalls. “We soon realised Georgia’s CP meant she did some things a little differently to other kids. But she has bought so much joy into our lives and is a complete delight.”
Though Georgia’s condition is mild compared to many other children, Greg says, “Having a child in the family with CP made us determined to support The Centre for Cerebral Palsy in their work to create greater awareness in the wider community and to help meet the needs of other kids.”
‘Georgia’s Ironmen’ will have the support of WA businesses including The Old Brewery Restaurant, Fraser’s Restaurant Group (WA) and New Zealand company, Northern Arena High Performance Sporting Centre. They’ll also be promoting events to raise awareness and vital funds to purchase much needed mobility, communication and sleeping aids, on The Centre for Cerebral Palsy’s never ending Wish List.
All four ‘bros’ see competing in the Ironman Championship as a fantastic opportunity to support TCCP and Champion their much loved Georgia.
Greg and the boys strongly believe kids with CP should not have to wait for vital equipment. “It is hard enough for parents of a child with cerebral palsy. They shouldn’t have to wait for months for vital equipment like wheelchairs and walkers to help their children to get the very best out of life.”
With a child born with CP every 15 hours in Australia and the incidence on the increase, The Centre urges you to get behind ‘Georgia’s Ironmen’ by making a donation today and send Georgia and other kids with CP a message of encouragement to let them know with determination, love and support anything is possible.
Go Team Georgia!
All donations are tax deductible and will help make dreams come true for kids with CP
| Northern Arena||Posted: 16 June 2012, 4:06 PM