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Jezabella gets her wheels

Thursday, 26th May, 2016

Jezabella Ortega (8) with Lions Club president Katrina Webster and half of her new Crocodile Walker. The upper half of the walker is expected to arrive soon.PICTURE: Darrin Manuel Jezabella Ortega (8) with Lions Club president Katrina Webster and half of her new Crocodile Walker. The upper half of the walker is expected to arrive soon.PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

Railwaytown student Jezabella Ortega will soon be zipping around the playground, thanks to a donation by the Lions Club of Broken Hill.

 

Jezabella has cerebral palsy which can limit her mobility, but life should be a little easier after Lions Club president Katrina Webster yesterday presented her with a new $1800 Crocodile walker.

 

Ms Webster said Lions were contacted by Jezabella’s physiotherapist through Novita Children’s Services about purchasing the new walker, and they were only too happy to help the bubbly eight-year-old.

 

“She’s a beautiful girl, she’s just so happy, and if there’s anything we can do to make thing easier for her, then we’re very happy to help, that’s what we’re here for,” Ms Webster said.

“It’s because of the support of the Broken Hill community that we’re able to make donations like this.”

Jezabell’s parents were very grateful for the donation, and said it would allow her to move more freely around the school playground and take a rest on the walker’s built-in seat when she felt tired.

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