i98FM Illawarra Convoy raises funds for Koonawarra family | radioinfo

i98FM Illawarra Convoy raises funds for Koonawarra family

Monday 12 February, 2018

Brothers James and Jack live with a rare brain condition. 

James is 13 years old and Jack is now 16. Since their diagnosis of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations many years ago, their mother Moira has hospital bags packed ready to go, as either son could require immediate hospitalisation at any time for a week to a few months stay.

“The stress on Moira and the family must be immense,” said Convoy manager Mark Rigby. “Seeing your two sons dealing with this life threatening illness and knowing that either of them could be rushed into hospital at any time, must put incredible stress on your family”

After submitting an application to the Illawarra Community Foundation for the funds raised in the 2017 i98FM Illawarra Convoy, the family will receive fuel and food vouchers to help make life a little easier in dealing with James and Jack’s condition.

“It is hard to imagine what this family has had to endure with Jack & James’ conditions,” says i98 FM's Marty Haynes.

“We established the Illawarra Community Foundation last year, in order to help families just like this. We are proud to support Moira and the boys, and try to alleviate some of their financial stress, so they can concentrate on their health and wellbeing.

"We encourage other families and individuals affected by potentially life threatening medical conditions to reach out for assistance.”

Funding information is available at www.illawarraconvoy.com.au.

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