Giggle Mobile delivers laughter
On Friday 10th March Camp Quality made the first of many deliveries to improve the lives of Queensland kids impacted by cancer in a VW Caddy Van. The van has been nicknamed "the Giggle Mobile" and was been donated by Westpoint Autos for use in the delivery of our programs in 2017.
The Giggle Mobile’s first delivery was to the Macey family. Nine-year-old Samuel was diagnosed with a Wilms’ Tumor a month before he turned five. He went through 10 months of treatment, six types of chemo, over 19 sessions, plus radiation and major surgery. Now in remission, Sam and his two sisters were delighted to receive new bikes from Camp Quality - the surprised looks on their faces were priceless!
The bikes were delivered by Jake Sullivan, who was three years old when diagnosed with Leukaemia and battled the disease until he was nine with Camp Quality’s support.
“From the start of my cancer journey, Camp Quality was there,” Jake says “They helped me and my family build optimism and resilience through the toughest of times. I am so proud to have returned to Camp Quality as a fully trained volunteer to attend camps as a buddy to other kids who are currently battling cancer.” – Jake Sullivan.
When Jake’s last employer at Westpoint Autos heard his story, they were inspired to support Camp Quality. As well as providing the Giggle Van they will be donate up to $500 to Camp Quality for every car sold when the buyer elects to support Camp Quality. The Westpoint team hope to raise $50,000 for Camp Quality by December 31st, 2017.
Luke Hawkins, General Manager of Westpoint Autos says,
"When Jake started working for us, we heard about his involvement with Camp Quality. Helping Jake give laughter back to children facing harsh times like he did is the least we can do. Jake always brought such a positive attitude to work, and we know he got it from Camp Quality!"
Theresa Scanlan, QLD State Manager, says Westpoint Autos support will enable kids, aged 0 to 13 years old to benefit from Camp Quality’s innovative programs and services.
“When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes all about hospital and treatment. Our programs in school, in hospital and at camps build resilience and optimism and give kids and their families a much needed break from the stresses of cancer. We are very grateful to Westpoint Autos for helping us make this possible.” – Theresa Scanlan.
If you would like to support goal of raising $50,000 for us by the end of the year, leave a donation at their Everyday Hero page.
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