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Hi my name is Maya. I am almost 16 years old. I love nothing more than days at the beach, building sandcastles and collecting sea shells.
I love the colour Yellow and if I had my way I'd live in a yellow house, and drive in a yellow bus, and have yellow hair. I guess Yellow makes me happy. I love to watch Wiggles and watch my favourite star Jay Laga'aia sing. I also really love motorbikes and this year mummy is going to try and enable me to be able to have a turn on one in a side cart.
I have Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome, (22Q11.2 deletion ), Intellectual disability, Spina Bifida (I use a wheelchair as I am a paraplegic) I have Autism and LOTS of medical problems. I am dependent on Oxygen 24/7 and tube fed and have a permanent drip in my chest called a port. I get sick a lot and need to go hospital many times a year to stay and see Doctors. I live with my mum Beck and our cat Elmo. Elmo and I are best friends. He is always with me.
I need a fully modified vehicle to be able to access the community as I cannot use public transport due to my medical conditions and all the equipment we have to take with us. Sadly, our second hand wheelchair van we bought 8 years ago is getting old and is having lots of mechanical problems, it has cost mum over $15,000 in last five years to try and keep it on the road. We need to purchase a new vehicle that will hopefully last us for a long time. We have fundraised some money and have some money saved but we are still short and need your help.
Since NDIS came in it has helped mum so much with all the expenses I have like equipment and support/help, as well as my other needs. It means mum doesn't have to fundraise constantly anymore. NDIS however, doesn't help towards the cost of purchasing a new wheelchair vehicle, they have however approved the modifications to make an every day Kia Carnival into a wheelchair accessible car for us.
We are so grateful for all the love and support and help we have received over the years and we don't like asking for help but mum needs to ask for your help. Mum would love to work again but caring for me is a 24/7 nursing job and there is no one else but her to care for me. If you would like to help us every donation, no matter how small, that is over $2 is tax deductible. Every donation is appreciated and helps so much! You can also help by sharing Mayas Facebook page https:/www.facebook.com/mayasmates/
If you would like to make a donation please click on the Donate Now or Make a Donation options on this page or head over to www.developingfoundation.org.au/family/maya and make your donation online to receive an immediate tax receipt via your email. If you would rather a bank transfer and a bank receipt please let us know we can point you in the right direction.
Thank you so much for your time and thanks for being our new mates.
Maya and Beck
25 January 2021
Hope you raise the mooney. Wishing you the best maya.