Tony Mauger and organiser of the donated lights Linda Adams spent all day on Friday surrounded by generous strangers who donated lights and their time to decorate Miami'Lee's house as part of her wish. Photo Madeline McDonald / Morning Bulletin
Tony Mauger and organiser of the donated lights Linda Adams spent all day on Friday surrounded by generous strangers who donated lights and their time to decorate Miami'Lee's house as part of her wish. Photo Madeline McDonald / Morning Bulletin Madeline McDonald

Community unites to make Miami-Lee's last Christmas special

THERE was an enormous sense of community spirit outside Miami-Lee Mauger's Rockhampton house yesterday morning.

While Miami-Lee was asleep in her hospital room wearing her favourite Frozen pjs, over the other side of town her house was being decorated with Christmas lights and Frozen themed decorations.

STAYING POSITIVE: Katrina and Tony Mauger are hoping Miami-Lee’s face lights up when she sees her house decorated in lights next weekend, after she gets out of hospital.
STAYING POSITIVE: Katrina and Tony Mauger are hoping Miami-Lee’s face lights up when she sees her house decorated in lights next weekend, after she gets out of hospital. Chris Ison

Friends, mothers of school friends, strangers and local business owners united at the North Rockhampton home to help make the dying girl's wish come true.

Miami-Lee's brain tumour has recently progressed from a grade three to a grade four with doctors classifying it incurable.

After a charity organisation was this week unable to grant Miami'Lee's wish of having her house decorated in Christmas and Frozen themed lights, members of local community made it their mission to fulfil the six-year-old's dream.

Some of the electrical businesses, trades people and members of the public took yesterday off work to donate their time.

A cherry-picker was also donated.

Tony Mauger said he never imagined such a large group of people turning up to help. When The Bulletin was at the home dozens of people were there.

"It's unbelievable to see such a large number of people who I've never met before just turn up to the house and start hanging lights," he said.

"We've had so many things donated and so many people drive past and give us a beep. I just can't thank people enough for their help.

"I can't wait to see the look on Miami's face when she sees this next Saturday, it will be the best."

Frozen view

The Frozen wonderland will be unveiled to Miami-Lee next Saturday at her home, 380 Richardson Rd.

The Mauger's will be hosting a BBQ for members of the community who want to witness the unveiling or drive by and say hello.



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