HELPING HAND: Mackay Host Lions Club president Patricia Little, Beaconsfield State School student Fairlane Tui, teacher Stephanie Randall and Mackay Host Lions past president Ray Hansen with Fairlane’s new iPad.
HELPING HAND: Mackay Host Lions Club president Patricia Little, Beaconsfield State School student Fairlane Tui, teacher Stephanie Randall and Mackay Host Lions past president Ray Hansen with Fairlane’s new iPad. Lee Constable

Lions Club lends helping hand to make Fairlane’s Christmas

SCHOOL holidays should be about playing and having fun.

But Fairlane Tui will spend 22 hours a day these holidays in a back brace.

However being confined to a wheelchair, with a weighted "halo" permanently attached to her skull, won't stop this happy 10-year-old who has received an iPad from the Mackay Host Lions Club.

"People have wanted to help out. Everyone has come together... they've had a lot to do with keeping her motivated," her grandmother Yvonne Tui said.

When Mackay Host Lions Club president Patricia Little asked the Lions club to donate to Fairlane, members didn't hesitate. Fairlane has just had a steel rod removed from her spine as part of ongoing treatment for severe scoliosis - a result of bacterial meningitis as a baby.

The Year 4 student at Beaconsfield State School can keep up with homework or listen to music between hospital visits.



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