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“If I hadn’t had MDQ’s support in the push for appropriate funding for my daughter Millie,

I very well could have said, ‘I give up’.” 

Peta, teacher, wife and mum of three children

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland has been advocating for people with muscular dystrophy and similar conditions for more than 40 years. We can only do this through the support of our generous donors.

With the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Queensland this year, we experienced a significant increase in the number of calls to our free helpline service – in fact we answered three time the number of calls we would normally receive over the year and there was one common theme – the transition to the new NDIS.

Your support allowed us to help families like Peta’s. Peta is Millie’s mum. Millie is a bright, smart and funny 13-year old girl who also has one of the most severe forms of muscular dystrophy; Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, also known as SMA. Her transition over to the NDIS was extremely challenging, frustrating and complex. With the support of MDQ Peta eventually received the funding necessary to ensure her daughter receives the best possible care.

Without MDQ’s support Peta would have given up the fight for the right amount of funding for her daughter.

And without your support we wouldn’t have been able to help Peta reach a positive outcome for Millie.

Your Christmas gift will allow us to continue helping families like Peta’s access the funding and support they deserve.

Please donate today. 

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