just five days old, Isabel was diagnosed with Ring Chromosome 9, a genetic
disorder so rare she is believed to be the only known case in Australia, and
one of only 39 people born with the condition in the world.
now 7 years old, required operations soon after birth, including a tracheotomy
on her throat to clear her airways. She also has mental and physical
disabilities, and is unable to talk.
family knew that the one thing that would have the biggest impact on the
quality of her life would be to have an outdoor sanctuary where she could be
with her siblings in a calm yet stimulating environment.
help from the community, Make-A-Wish would like to grant Isabel's wish of a
sensory garden to give the family a space where they can spend time outdoors
with Isabel, which isn’t something they can do easily at the moment. As well as
the immense benefits the new sensory garden will provide for Isabel, her
parents Brie and Delwyn hope their involvement with Make-A-Wish will help raise
awareness of rare genetic disorders like Isabel’s that often don’t get
publicity because so little is known about them.
can support Isabel's wish for a sensory garden at http://startsomegood.com/Isabelswish
hope you are able to help make this wish come true, share Isabel's story and
help to raise awareness of this rare condition.