You may remember that I posted about Brigitte’s niece and nephew who have a fatal disease and that they were in desperate need for a machine to help them be able to cough. Many of you donated and it was much appreciated.
I wanted to give you the WONDERFUL update I got in my inbox from their father, Nick:
WE DID IT, THANKS TO YOU!
This last week Jasmine and I both got Influenza A and were hit hard. Of
course Isis got the virus too and was admitted to hospital. Because of
Isis getting sick with a virus that has killed 4 children here in Perth
in the last three weeks, it was more crucial than ever that he get the
Cough Assist Machine.
Now for the good news. Take this time to pat everyone of yourselves on
the back! Thanks to your donations (Friends, Family, Strangers, etc) and
the Steve Waugh Foundation here in WA, we walked out of Isis’ hospital
stay with an Emerson Cough Assist Machine!
Because of your UNBELIEVABLE support, we also have plans (and funds
enough) to buy a power generator so that Isis and Phoenix’s machinery
(Cough Assist, Bi-Pap, Humidifier and Kangaroo pumps) will work in the
case of a power failure. Isis uses each of these devices on a daily
basis, and now Phoenix too uses a Kangaroo pump to aid in keeping her
We have plans to donate any left over funds we might have to The
Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western Australia. They have done so
much for us. The MDAWA is running their own fundraiser to acquire 25
Cough Assist Machines for children with Muscular Dystrophy here in
Western Australia. It is a huge undertaking and we want you all to know
that any residual funds will be going to support this worthy cause.
We are so grateful and humbled by the generosity of every one of you. We
are so touched and appreciate your support, beyond measure.
As promised, you will still receive one more special gift from Isis,
along with some photos of him using the machine (he is such a good boy
already!) We hope to let you visually see some of the results of your
gift to us.
Once again, we are forever thankful to you. We love you.
If you know of anyone who should get this letter, for helping in any
way, please pass it on!
-Nick, Jasmine, Isis and Phoenix