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Fund Raiser for Chloe

Following a request from Bunnings to hold a special fund raising BBQ for a six year old in need of surgery in the United States,  the Norwood Rotary members responded with a positive "YES" even though the event was held on Christmas eve, 24 December 2015.

The result $1500

Well done Norwood Rotary

Read more about Chloe in this extract from Chloe's TimetoShine Facebook page.

Chloe is a happy and determined 6 year old girl who suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. The cerebral palsy is a result of a stroke suffered in utero following foetal ablation surgery for twin to twin transfusion syndrome. 
Everyday tasks and movements that we take for granted can be a challenge for Chloe due to the spasticity restricting her movement. Chloe is able to walk short distances using her walker and travels longer distances in her wheel chair. She requires assistance for everyday tasks such as dressing and feeding. In time the spasticity will cause further orthopaedic problems which will more than likely require extensive surgery. 
Chloe wants to experience everything life has to offer. She has a fierce determination to do tasks as independently as she can and is always trying to tell anyone assisting her that “I can do it!” She loves nothing more than trying to keep up with her twin sister Lily and we want to give her every opportunity to do so. 
The good news is we have been given some hope. Chloe has been accepted as a candidate for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery in the USA. Dr TS Park and his team are the world leaders in this procedure which identifies and cuts the sensory nerves causing spasticity in the lower limbs. More detailed information on this procedure can be seen at www.stlouischildrens.org/our-services/centre-cerebral-palsy-spasticity/about-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-sdr 
The biggest barrier for us to get Chloe to St Louis is the enormous task of raising the $100 000 needed to cover the cost of the operation, travel and therapy requirements. Fundraising is our best hope of giving Chloe this opportunity and we need as much help as possible. If you could find it in your heart to help in any way we would be so thankful. 
You could do this by:
• Making a donation to help us reach our target at http://www.gofundme.com/chloestimetoshine
• Become a sponsor at one of our fundraising events
• Donate a prize for one of our fundraising events.

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Chloe at the BBQ Chloe Brown with her mother, Jenny and...