Behind the smiles of this wonderful group of @MADFoundationoz beneficiaries are stories of cerebral palsy, brain injury, seizures, spinal cord injury, Bruck Syndrome, Transverse Myelitis.

Please help us support more children by making a tax-deductible donation.

#makeadifference

This is Thon.

Born 14 weeks early last year, he weighed just 496g at a very high risk of Cerebral Palsy. He has severe issues with movement, posture & feeding. Months to wait until equipment is provided under the NDIS, MAD stepped in to help.

#makeadifference #beneficiarystory

This is Heath.

He was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a condition where muscles involved in movement progressively weaken (including for swallowing & breathing).

MAD covered his physiotherapy and OT costs for the past 6 months.

http://www.madfoundation.com.au/beneficiaries/

#makeadifference

Tonight would've been #MADball21. Here are some of our favourite photos from recent years of the MAD Ball.

@FourPillarsGin Cam Mackenzie says Gin w/ Benefits is "a cross between Rare Dry Gin & Spiced Negroni Gin".

$50 from each bottle supports our work. http://www.linktr.ee/madfoundation

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Here's a throwback to last year's magic from #MADhour: @FourPillarsGin making "Gin with Benefits".

Buy the gin or donate: http://linktr.ee/madfoundation

@JaseRicho #MakeADifference

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2 weeks 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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3 weeks ago

MAD Foundation
This is Thon.Born 14 weeks early last year, he weighed just 496g and is currently at a very high risk of Cerebral Palsy. He has significant issues with his movement, posture and feeding.Thon lives with his parents and his six older siblings. The family suffer financial hardship and find themselves in the difficult situation where language barriers make the process of getting a NDIS plan for Thon much slower. Unfortunately, Thon’s development was suffering in the meantime and there was an urgent need for him to be safely supported to ensure sufficient nutritional intake.With many more months to wait until equipment is provided under a NDIS plan, MAD has stepped in to help. Thon looks content in his disability specific seating and is enjoying a range of age appropriate, therapeutic toys to encourage development.To all the wonderful people at MAD, here are some photos of little Thon, who you supported with the provision of supportive seating and therapeutic toys. His parents (and his therapy team!!) are very grateful. He is now sitting beautifully and is in a much better position than he has been able to be in before this point of time. This will make a huge difference to his therapy and to how easily his parents are able to care for him at home. His parents said to say thank you very much!- Vanessa, Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Eastern Health#makeadifference #beneficiarystory ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

MAD Foundation
This is Heath.He was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a condition where muscles involved in movement progressively weaken (including muscles for swallowing and breathing). This is a horrible disease, where many children have a short life expectancy.Heath’s family moved to Australia to access the drug Spinraza, a life-saving medication for SMA children. This treatment was unavailable to him in New Zealand. Heath needs treatments 3-4 times a year. The treatment stops the death of motor neurons for short periods, which means there is a window in which physiotherapy and occupational therapy can achieve the best outcomes.MAD Foundation has covered the costs of physiotherapy and occupational therapy for Heath this past 6 months. This intervention has shown tremendous gains for Heath. His family’s joy of seeing Heath start school this year and whiz around the playground in his chair, with his new mates, is immeasurable. "The comparison between life before treatment and now is night and day. As he takes off into the school gate each morning, with no kiss goodbye because he needs to find his friends, we really realise and appreciate, Heath’s life is more 'typical' than we could have ever imagined." -Heath’s Mum#makeadifference #beneficiarystory ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

MAD Foundation
Tonight would've been #MADball21. Here are some of our favourite photos from recent years of the MAD Ball.There are still ways you can support us even though we aren't together on Cup Eve.The Gin with Benefits is in limited supply. Four Pillars' Cameron Mackenzie says the Gin with Benefits is "a cross between Rare Dry Gin and Spiced Negroni Gin". $50 from each bottle goes directly to fund what we do.Go to www.linktr.ee/madfoundation to find out more.#makeadifference ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

MAD Foundation
Here's Jason Richardson and Four Pillars Gin's Cameron Mackenzie looking at all the ingredients that make up the very special "Gin with Benefits" 🥂Each bottle sold means $50 for #madfoundation. Get yours now at linktr.ee/madfoundation.#makeadifference ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

MAD Foundation
Here's a throwback to last year's #MADhour: Four Pillars Gin making our "Gin with Benefits" last year.$50 from each bottle goes to the MAD Foundation to help our mission: supporting disadvantaged and disabled young people and children to get the life-saving equipment they could otherwise not afford.Buy the gin or donate here: linktr.ee/madfoundation#makeadifference ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

MAD Foundation
We need your support more than ever. For the 2nd year, the MAD Ball has been cancelled.The MAD Ball raises critical funds to continue to provide life-changing equipment and services to help the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children and young people. The majority of the funds raised by MAD are generated from the MAD Ball. It’s a vital moment in time. We are asking you, in lieu of the ball, to please buy the gin at www.fourpillarsgin.com/products/four-pillars-gin-with-benefits and donate via the DONATE button on our Facebook page.Since this pandemic began, we have continued to help children in need, supporting over 30 families with over 50 pieces of life changing equipment and funding nearly 60 sessions of essential treatment and therapy. Items ranging from physiotherapy at $175.00 to specialised wheelchairs costing $28,000.00. We can promise you that all funds raised will MAKE A DIFFERENCE to our beneficiaries’ lives.You can read more on our website here www.madfoundation.com.au#makeadifference #madball22 Four Pillars Gin ... See MoreSee Less
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