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- Fundraising Target:
- $ 40,000.00
- Donations to Date:
- $ 3,863.45
Messages of Support
Hi, my name is Calem McDavid and I am 9 years old. My parents are Mum Summer and Dad Shane and they have a vision for me, it is my wish also and that is ‘To live life to my full potential and that I will be able to communicate so that people can understand me’.
I also have a sister that loves me very much, her name is Kelsey Nanscawen and she wrote a special story below that we would like to share with you as it is about me!
We are fundraising this year to help my family meet our needs, these include – Speech and physio sessions, respite care, some learning aids but most importantly we need a new vehicle so that I can get to all of the places I need to as my mum’s car is not big enough to fit me and my wheelchair so my mum has to lift me which hurts her back. The Developing Foundation will fund up to $10,000 towards a modified vehicle and 100% of the vehicle modifications.
MY BROTHER CALEM MCDAVID!
My name is Kelsey Nanscawen and I have a disable brother Calem who is 8 years old. He has beautiful small blue eyes and a big smile, and blonde hair which is what I love about him.
Calem attends Wilson Park Special School which is for kids especially like Calem, who have all sorts of special needs. He is in a wheelchair and he was also funded a laptop to help him communicate, the laptop was granted by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
He is a very special brother because he is my only brother. I like to spend time with him but in a different way than others do. When he was 18 months old he had his first seizure. I saved his life by rolling him into the recovery position. He has Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, Altomic instability and Asthma. He has epilepsy, is severely language impaired and much more.
Due to Calem having these problems I try to help my mum as much as possible in the mornings before school. My mum drives Calem and I to school each day and I get to go to my brothers classroom with him each morning to say ‘have a great day’. In the afternoon he gives me a big smile when I see him.
When he got his laptop he needed special things to go onto his computer to help him learn. I am going to have fun showing him what to do and to help him learn how to use it. My brother Calem is hard for mum and Shane to look after because he is such a handful, but that is my brother and that will not change and that is why I love him.
My brother Calem is learning so much at school, he can now wave his hand to say ‘hello’ and is also trying to talk which is good. They will teach him more as he gets older. My brother Calem, who attends Wilson Park Special School, he will go there from kindy to year 12.
It has been hard on me to have a brother like Calem because he needs a lot of different things to help him get through his life as normal but my mum has got me into dance where I do jazz and hip hop.
Written by Kelsey Nanscawen – Age 13
Donations will help purchase the Vehicle and significant other related expenses.
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