Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre Partner with Barwon Health Foundation

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THE Barwon Health Foundation is delighted to have the support of Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre as a Silver sponsor for 2019.
Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre is thrilled to support the foundation and in particular, the Kids Appeal Geelong, raising money for a new Geelong rehabilitation centre for children and youth.
“Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre is incredibly proud to partner with the Barwon Health Foundation and support the Kids Appeal Geelong,” Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre Manager Matt Mitchell said.
“Given the number of young families visiting the centre on a daily basis, it’s rare to find people who haven’t interacted in some way with local Barwon Health Services.
“Our shoppers have been incredibly generous towards our fundraising efforts to date, with over $8000 raised in December last year alone.
“We hope this will continue through the year with several exciting initiatives planned.”
The new paediatric rehabilitation centre will support kids like three-year-old Keisha, who is a typical bubbly toddler. She loves drawing with her older brother Brock, performing concerts, listening to music with her older sister Kiarni, and watching Geelong footballer Patrick Dangerfield.
However, when Keisha was only three-months-old, her mother Debbie knew something was different compared to her other two children.
She was a quiet baby, who never cried and hated tummy time. At eight months, Keisha was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, believed to have been caused during pregnancy due to lack of oxygen in the womb.
With the help of a dedicated team of doctors and therapists, Keisha is achieving amazing things. After recently starting to crawl, it is hoped that one day she will be able to pull herself up and even learn to walk.
Due to the amazing care and treatment from Barwon Health and the McKellar Centre, Keisha’s family is delighted to support the Barwon Health Foundation Kids Appeal, raising money for a brand new Geelong rehabilitation centre for children and youth.
“Keisha is thriving thanks to the support the clinicians give us,” Debbie said.
“Having a new centre specifically for kids just ike our Keisha will be amazing for other families in the Geelong region just like us.”
The Kids Appeal Geelong has raised $1.3 million to date of the $3 million needed to build the state-of-the-art centre.

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SOURCE: Geelong Coast Kids – March 2019 (Autumn Issue)


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