Life # 26 - A family from Brisbane

This month, Cricks would like to help an incredible woman called Nicky, and her three children.

Nicky is a single mum to Chelsy, aged 9, and twins ages 7. When Chelsy was a toddler, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Morquio syndrome. It is a very rare disease of the metabolic system, and its effects are severe. 

Chelsy doesn’t grow very much and is in a wheelchair. She has spent much of her young life in hospital seeing multiple specialists. She receives weekly enzyme replacement therapy in Brisbane, and also regularly has to see metabolic, orthopedic, respiratory, optometry, hearing physio, and occupational

therapists – to name but a few. 

 

Nicky lives solely off a carer’s payment from Centrelink, and is also somehow managing to study part time at university so she can gain a qualification. Her own parents live interstate, so she is juggling Chelsy’s treatment, looking after her twins and her university studies all on her own.

 

Nicky’s car, a 2006 Holden Adventura, is in need of repairs and a service but it simply isn’t something Nicky has been able to afford to do. This car is her lifeline as it is the only way she can transport Chelsy and her wheelchair to hospital.

 

With your help, we would love to help this family.

 

What We Need

Car repairs and a service - Nicky’s car has done over 300,000kms and it is in need of some repairs (she has been told is it likely she needs to replace or fix hubs, CVs, strut tops and brake callipers). The car also needs a major service. 

 

If any of the Cricks mechanics or service teams would be willing to donate some time to help Nicky, please let us know by clicking the link below.