If you are a Wagga resident, then we’re sure over the past 18 months you’ve heard the name ‘Mia Stewart’ around town. This brave little girl was diagnosed with CFD (Congenital Femoral Deficiency) before she even made it earth-side; her case is so severe that it is a 1 in 500,000-1,000,000 occurrence.
In January 2019, Mia and her family will travel to Palm Beach Florida to the Paley Institute, where Mia will receive life changing surgery to recreate a functioning hip, and rework her “little leg” to work as a new knee joint.
It’s a complicated procedure, but even more complicated for the Stewart family is the $344,000 medical bill the 12-hour surgery will come in at, including 9-10 weeks of rehabilitation following the procedure.
Mia’s Family are hoping to raise $300,000 to cover the medical and travel costs associated… And that’s where we come in!
This year our team has come on board as a sponsor of Mia’s Big Adventure, alongside eight other local businesses – Country Finance Solutions, Bright Smiles Dental, Better Mobility, Blake St Country Fresh Meats, Stella & Bruce, I am Enough Coaching, Scooter Flowers and Green Homes Australia – to help support the Stewart’s in their fundraising efforts.
There’s been raffles, auctions, pie drives, sausage sizzles, swap meets, collection tins, gala balls, and we’re positive many sleepless nights for the Stewart family – and so we’re asking that, as you read this, consider contributing even a small amount to Mia’s cause, and please share the below images on your social media, so that we can help to spread the word, and get this beautiful family to and beyond their $300,000 goal!