The charity’s first individual beneficiary, Hannah McDonald, is a shining example of how we are making a difference. Hannah suffers from an extremely rare genetic disorder, chromosome deletion syndrome, which means she is unable to eat, drink or sit up and has problems with her lungs. To make matters more difficult Hannah also has a congenital heart condition and had to undergo several major operations before she was two years old.
In April 2008 Hope 4 Kidz gifted Hannah with a special fibre optic lily pad to help stimulate her brain and vision and encourage more interaction. Within a few weeks Hannah was showing immense improvements and can now shout for her parents, move her limbs and roll over unaided.
For more on Hannah’s story click here.