AFTER completing her final year of high school, Lauren Comiskey is as keen for freedom as much as any other teenager.
The only trouble is Lauren has microcephaly, a neurodevelopmental disorder, and for her to get around she needs an extremely expensive vehicle with a hoist for her wheelchair.
Lauren's mum Joyce Comiskey has been proactively raising funds for the car, and thanks to generous donations from the Rotary Club of Emerald, Central Family Support and the Springsure Gun Club, Lauren's freedom is getting closer each day.
President of the Rotary Club of Emerald Denis Kiely presented Joyce with a $1000 cheque last month, to help the teen in her quest to travel around and be more independent.
"It's great to be able to help for these sorts of causes and people in need," Denis said.
Joyce said she was extremely grateful for the donation and the great work Rotary had done throughout the year.
"They have helped us out with flood relief at the beginning of the year and we were very grateful for that as well," Joyce said.
Central Family Support, located at the Yumba Bimbi respite centre, has also donated $2000 towards Lauren's cause and the Springsure Gun Club also donated some of the proceeds from its November Corporate Shoot.
How you can help
All financial contributions to the family would be greatly appreciated and tax deductable donations can be made via post or electronically to:
Central Highlands & Western QLD Family support Ass Inc, PO Box 1607, Emerald, Qld 4720
A direct deposit can be made at:
BSB Number: 484799, Account Number: 049004831, reference: Lauren Comiskey.
For an invoice please email request to yumbabimbi@ westnet.com.au.
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