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Your help would suit Tess

Tuesday, 15th October, 2013

Tess with her mum (left) Naomi Doyle and grandmother Linda Wilson. Tess with her mum (left) Naomi Doyle and grandmother Linda Wilson.

A former local is fundraising for her daughter who has Cerebral Palsy and needs a special suit for her posture.

BH-born Tess Hocking has severe Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and Cerebral Vision Loss.

Due to her condition, she has difficulty with vision, limbs, speech and posture.

She’s had to get a special pram, car seat, chair and numerous other pieces of specialised equipment and therapy for her daily needs.

According to her mother, Naomi Doyle, one thing that would really help her development is a Dynamic Movement Orthoses or ‘second skin’.

It is a special body suit that will help her learn to sit up, build core muscles and hopefully help with head control.

“We currently live in Queensland and are fundraising for the second skin suit,” Naomi said.

She said the website “Sunshine Butterflies” is helping to promote the fundraiser.

“We want to raise $2,200 for the suit,” she said. “Tess is a very cheeky little thing, she loves to smile. She is very determined and does a lot of things doctors say she shouldn’t be able to do.”

Naomi said people have been very generous.

“Tess’ aunt, who lives in Adelaide, and her friends have been helping to fundraise,” she said.

“Silverlea Early Intervention have been helping to promote it as well.”

So far, 25 per cent of the funds have been raised for Tess’ suit.

(For more information or to donate visit www.sunshinebutterflies.com.au/2013/10/02/tess-doyle).

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