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4 weeks ago

MAD Foundation
Omar has always been to Parkville to the Royal Children's Hospital to manage living with complex disabilities. He gets the appropriate dental care he needs with specialist dentists. Throughout this pandemic, healthcare for our most vulnerable children has been difficult. Families have an obvious concern of transmission risks in attending regular and essential consultations.On top of this, travelling with so much equipment added greater stresses for Omar's family, and difficulty in attending these essential appointments.The MAD Foundation was able to fund the much safer option of home visits for dental work.#makeadifference #beneficiarystory ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

MAD Foundation
Mariam is relaxed and happy in her new specialised P-Pod beanbag, funded by the MAD Foundation.Mariam needed a chair that allowed her to sit calmly with her family, a safe option that met the needs of her cerebral palsy, epilepsy and vision impairment. The bean bag provides postural support and a shell to prevent immersion in the beanbag. The mobile base allows her to move between rooms to be with her family. “Thanks so much for funding the p pod. It makes such a difference to her. She’s not strapped and trapped in a chair kicking and screaming. Mariam really enjoys the bean bag, she looks very calm and will sleep peacefully.” -Mariam’s mother#makeadifference #beneficiarystory ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

MAD Foundation
Sweet little Tiffany had unfortunate significant seizure activity at 5 months of age.This resulted in brain damage that requires full support for all personal care and mobility. Her heartbroken parents are dedicated to providing her the best care, despite real financial hardship.Tiffany’s parents are both on student visas, which means no NDIS or other government support. They were unable to afford all the equipment Tiffany desperately needed and had already taken out loans to fund therapists and paediatricians. They were very distressed by their inability to fund these items themselves and were struggling with basics while wanting to help their daughter.MAD was informed of these saddening circumstances through the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at Monash Children’s Hospital and we were able to fund a number of items, essential for Tiffany’s safe care and development.Stroller – $14,087Standing frame – $8,407Bath Seat – $850Specialised toys – $2,000Total: $25,344This touching thankyou note from Tiffany’s mother, deserves to be shared with all of YOU who support MAD.#makeadifference #madfoundation Dear MAD Foundation,Today I have just received my daughter’s support package approval letter, so I am writing this letter to thank the MAD organisation for supporting my daughter with the necessary equipment for her rehabilitation.It has been a tough time for my family and I appreciate the wholehearted help from the doctors, nurses, and your organisation that have supported me with your practical actions and kindness. Words are not enough to express my happiness and gratitude. I’ll never forget all that we received from your organisation.Thank you so much ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

MAD Foundation
21 years is a big milestone for any person, any business, and certainly any not-for-profit organisation!This year, the MAD Foundation Ball is celebrating not only 21 years, but:1. Thousands of supporters attending our events over the years2. So many extraordinary corporate partners3. Together, making a difference for over 300 families with over $2m in funds raised.This year, you and your guests are invited to help us make our 21st our best year yet!Travel back in time with us as we re-live the big moments that have shaped our support of families across Australia, and join DJ sensation Hot Dub Time Machine as he takes the dance floor on a nostalgic journey like no other!We look forward to welcoming you to our 21st birthday celebration on Melbourne Cup eve, 1 November at the Regent Theatre Plaza Ballroom, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne.#makeadifference #madball21 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

MAD Foundation
Kustom Kruisers Melbourne Inc is a family friendly Classic Car and Bike Club and big supporters of the MAD Foundation. Today was the club AGM with around 150 joining the proceedings followed by a delicious spit roast lunch. This fabulous club made a $2000 donation to MAD which we will make sure goes directly towards improving the life of a disabled or disadvantaged young person. Thanks Kustom Kruisers and keep on truckin!#makeadifference ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

MAD Foundation
Behind the smiles of this wonderful group of MAD Foundation beneficiaries are stories of cerebral palsy, brain injury, seizures, spinal cord injury, Bruck Syndrome, Transverse Myelitis, Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia, paraplegia and quadriplegia. We know that the families of children affected by a severe disability are so often families in financial distress. Walking and standing frames, wheelchairs and other much needed specialised equipment are out of reach for many families that are already facing big challenges everyday. Your support will help a child such as 3 year old Cove. Bright, smiley Cove is learning to stand and walk again after suffering a severe brain injury during an accident. MAD Foundation funded a My Way walker, when NDIS applications only covered other items that were needed. It has since been very encouraging to see Cove moving his legs and attempting to step forward when supported. A great sign that his neural pathways are rebuilding. MAD is a 100% volunteer organisation with no overheads and extremely low admin costs to maximise the pass through of funds to our beneficiaries. Please help MAD Foundation support more children like Cove, and make a tax-deductible donation before the end of the financial year. www.madfoundation.com.au/donate#makeadifference ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

MAD Foundation
Ezra is a social, funny, 13 year old boy. His goal is to be as independent as possible and to continue participating in his beloved rugby and basketball.Ezra has Bruck Syndrome, which causes bone fragility and fixed joints impacting his ability to walk and perform daily living activities. He was in desperate need of a new wheelchair as his attendant-propelled wheelchair was too small and restricted all independence. Ezra is ineligible to access NDIS funding (due to citizenship reasons) and his family did not have the capacity to purchase a new wheelchair.MAD Foundation was able to fund a life changing, power assisted, wheelchair costing over $28,000. This wheelchair has supports to increase Ezra’s range of movement, prevent tipping and the huge benefit of being able to propel himself. This means he has age- appropriate independence and a great boost in confidence."There were tears and many, many thank yous from the family on delivery of Ezra’s new chair. This is a life-changing wheelchair for Ezra and his family." (Phillipa, Occupational Therapist)The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne #beneficiarystory #makeadifference ... See MoreSee Less
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