Imagine watching your son’s movement and independence decline rapidly, while pushing through your own mental and physical exhaustion and relentlessly fighting to ensure he gets a fair go.
Harrison’s parents, Linda and Chris, know this feeling all too well. And they are just one of many families who have experienced a long and difficult road to obtain the funding their child needs and deserves.
At just 16 months old, Harrison was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Now at the age of 7, Harrison’s muscles have deteriorated significantly. He has lost the ability to walk and his arms are too weak to push a manual wheelchair. He relies on an electric wheelchair to get around and needs hep with basic daily tasks like eating meals and rolling over in bed.
Ensuring that Harrison’s condition was understood has been very challenging for Harrison’s parents. Their fight to have their son’s disability supports adequately funded took them all the way to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Thanks to the generosity of wonderful donors like you, MDQ was able to assist Linda and Chris every step of the way, advocating on their behalf and making sure their voices were finally heard. We’re so pleased to advise that the appeal was successful and Harrison now has the funding necessary to provide him with the professional care he needs.