July 2014

I would just like to say thankyou to all who have helped. This means so much to us and to my baby girl. You really are a blessing to my family. Thankyou all so much. You really do change lives, and have helped to change ours.


MIchelle Roberts

Life # 3 - The Roberts family, in Rockhampton


Cricks 12 Lives would like to help the Roberts family from Rockhampton - Michelle and Shane, and their three children, Tyson, Harley and Cheyenne.

Cheyenne is 1 year old and has had to face so many challenges for someone so young. She was born at 32 weeks and, when she was just two days old, Michelle and Shane found out she was deaf. Shortly after, they discovered Cheyenne had a hole in her heart and blood tests confirmed she had a rare chromosome disorder called 22Q11DUP, which requires regular treatment.

Added to this, Cheyenne was recenty diagnosed with cerebral palsy down her left side. Her vision is poor and she also needs to wear special boots to help her walk.

This little girl and her family have had an incredibly difficult year. Michelle cares for Cheyenne full time, and Shane is working hard to try to cover the significant costs involved in her treatment.

Cheyenne has to fly to Brisbane every 8-10 weeks for check ups and treatment. The family are fortunate to be able to stay at Ronald McDonald House while they are there, but the flights to Brisbane, and the taxis between the airport and the children's hospital, place a large financial burden on Michelle and Shane.

We would love to be able to help ease the burden - even if it's just for one trip. Anything we can do will make a difference to this family's life.


So, the request for the Cricks team is:


1. Help fly Cheyenne to Brisbane. We would like to buy Virgin Australia gift vouchers to help the family take Cheyenne to Brisbane for her treatments. If you would like to contribute, please let us know by clicking the button below.


Let's see what we can do!