Jasmin Green is a happy little 8yr old girl with an absolutely contagious smile. Jasmin was diagnosed with Dravet’s Syndrome at 4 years of age but had suffered from life threatening seizures since 12 weeks old.
Dravet’s syndrome is a rare condition and very few people know much about it. It is a disorder which unfortunately causes Jasmin to have numerous lengthy seizures. Because of the frequency of seizures, Dravet’s Syndrome has a serious, negative effect on development in cognition and the brain. Fine motor skills are greatly affected.
In addition, Jasmin cannot regulate her own body temperature. Therefore, change in temperatures and over-heating are one of the triggers for Jasmin’s seizures. As a result, the car that Jasmin’s family have is not suitable for her needs and they are desperately in need of a car with climate control.
Thanks to the joint efforts of Tewantin-Noosa RSL, Sunshine Butterflies, Tewantin-Noosa Lions Club, Noosa Madill Holden and the Motor Trades Association of Queensland, enough funds have been raised to purchase a brand new Holden Cruze for Jasmin’s family.
“Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought we would be proud owners of a brand new car. This was the brainchild of Mary Jones, Jasmin’s Case Manager at Noosaville State School and good friend. Without her taking it upon herself to rally these wonderful organisations together, this dream would never have been realised. I am overwhelmed by the love and support showed to us by so many people in this wonderful community. This car is so special to us for so many reasons. It is going to make such a difference to Jasmin’s daily life, especially with the weather heating up. I wish to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart,” said Jasmin’s mother, Susan Paynter who was overwhelmed by this generosity.
This car will make a huge difference to Jasmin and her family and it is another great example of how our community bands together to support each other in times of need.