Mya’s dream finally comes true
The Border Mail | August 3, 2011 | By Di Thomas
WHAT began as one little girl’s dream to help her friend gain her independence yesterday had its sequel when Rajah Sutherland and her family took delivery of a new car.
Rajah, 6, has spinal muscular atrophy, which means she can’t walk and requires a wheelchair to get around.
The Walk for Wheels for Rajah project began earlier this year when Albury’s Mya Irving, 8, who has cerebral palsy, asked why Rajah wasn’t able to get in and out of her parents’ vehicle in her wheelchair, in the same way she was able to.
In April, Mya walked the 1.2 kilometre-length of Dean Street to kick off the fund-raising for the money to buy and modify a car to take a wheelchair.
In the months since, she has raised $40,000 for the car and its modification costs.
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