Mya’s brave walk for friend

Mya’s brave walk for friend

The Border Mail | March 24, 2011

A FRIENDSHIP forged through hardship is the driving force behind a seven-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer’s plan to walk Dean Street.

Albury’s Mya Irving is hoping people will sponsor the eight-block walk next month in a bid to raise the $35,000 needed to modify a car to take an electric wheelchair for her friend Rajah Sutherland, 5.

Rajah suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a condition that weakens the spine and muscles and forces her to rely on a wheelchair.

The pair met through a disability support service and hydrotherapy.

Without the modified car her Jindera mother Ellen Sutherland is largely housebound.

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