A THREE metre tall piggy bank weighing in at 700 kilograms rolled into Frankston this month as part of a fundraising appeal for the Very Special Kids charity.
The annual Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal came to Commonwealth Bank in Frankston on Friday 14 September as part of an appeal aiming to raise $1 million for children with life threatening conditions.
Twelve year old Kaspar from Frankston is one local currently receiving support from Very Special Kids. He was diagnosed with Agenesis of the corpus callosum, a congenital disorder, only three months after he was born. Kaspar now suffers from cerebral palsy and uncontrolled epilepsy. He is non-verbal, fed with a tube and wheelchair bound.
Kaspar’s parents Christine and Mario turned to Very Special Kids eight years ago for their free family support services.
“When you have a child that has high medical needs, you often feel scared to leave them in case they pass away, that’s a reality we live with. But I know my child will get the most amazing care and support that is probably better than what I can offer at home, at Very Special Kids” Christine said.
Very Special Kids supports more than 900 across Victoria, who are caring for children with life-threatening conditions. The organisation provides 24-hour nursing care at Victoria’s only children’s hospice, as well as professional support services for their families.