By Renee Bogatko, Image Credits – supplied
It’s been nearly three months since Louie Mould’s life changed forever.
The 12-year-old Cooma boy suffered a severe spinal injury playing on his trampoline in November last year, which left him a quadriplegic.
Louie’s still laid up at Sydney’s Children’s Hospital at Westmead, where he’s undergoing rehab and other ongoing medical treatment.
While Louie faces a long road to recovery, he has had some wins recently.
“He does have a slight bit of movement in his left arm and a little bit of wrist and pinky action, so he’s improved on that front,” Louie’s uncle Harry said.
“They’ve taken the tracheotomy out of him and his diaphragm’s working okay now so slight improvements, we’re all still hopeful it’s going to go from there.”
Understandably, it’s been a tough few months for Louie and his family.
“He has his down times, but his spirits are improving because he can see little improvements in himself,” Harry said.
“He’s got a heap of mates that catch up with him on weekends that lift his spirits and his family are pretty strong when it comes to getting him back up too.”
A GoFundMe account set up to help Louie and his family has already raised over $60,000.
There’s also a big fundraiser happening at the Cooma Multi-Function Centre on the 3rd of March, with tickets selling like hot cakes!
“At this point I think we’ve sold close to 400 tickets and there’s a pile of auction items. It’s going to be a pretty good night and should raise some real good funds for the cause,” Harry said.
“The night itself will be a light and bright sort of night with an auction, silent auction, there’s three bands, plenty of food, there’s bars, it’s basically a gathering to raise money for Louie and his family.”
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart will also be there!
Harry said money raised from the “Louie’s Twilight Night” fundraiser and the GoFundMe account will go a long way.
“There’s the rehab down the track, and it’s more about readying a home to come home to. There’s quite a bit of stuff that’s not covered by NDIS funding. There’s wheelchairs, there’s lots of devices and things that will need to be purchased.”
“The local community is unbelievable for causes like this, it’s the community we live in, it’s just how they respond, it’s unbelievable.”
Tickets are selling fast, so make sure you grab yours online today!
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