ALL SMILES: Kaius with his walker was delighted.
ALL SMILES: Kaius with his walker was delighted. Contributed.

Kaius all smiles with a new set of wheels

A $4000 Mustang walker donated by Yeppoon Lions Club has given mobility to disabled two year old, Kaius Gillespie.

For the first time in his life, Kaius has gained independent movement, which he accepted with glee when the presentation was made at his home with his parents, Melody and Adrian Gillespie by Lions District Cabinet treasurer, John Lindsay, District chair of Australian Lions Mobility Foundation, Juanita Goodland and Yeppoon Lions Life Member, Evan Lee.

DCT John Lindsay said: "My only wish is for every Lions' member to witness this heart-warming event - the joy of the parents and the smile on Kaius's face.”

The donation was assisted by just over $3000 in funds raised by 2016 Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest Ambassador winner Rachell Wilson.

This is the third disability device donated by Yeppoon Lions.

Previously, a Hart Walker was donated to cerebral palsy handicapped, Clinton Sleeman, and a standing frame to assist a multi-disabled child, Jazz Hedges.

Jazz Hedges has now outgrown his standing frame which will be returned for the club to donate to another handicapped child.



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