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SA School Projects – The Chaeli Campaign

My first hero, or more accurately group of heroines are Chaeli Mycroft, her sister Erin and her friends Justine, Tarryn and Chelsea Terry.  Chaeli is thirteen years old.  At eleven months, she was diagnosed as being cerebral palsied.  Shortly after …

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The Chaeli Campaign – Hope in Motion Part 3

Mobilising the Body But The Chaeli Campaign has become far more than an organisation that raises funds for wheelchairs and assistive devices.  Its reach, and activities, have expanded into areas way beyond the vision the Mycroft and Terry children had, …

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The Chaeli Campaign – Hope in Motion

You have four limbs – two arms, two legs – mobilised by some of the largest muscles in the body, and connected to the spinal cord and the brain by a wondrous and complex system of nerves. You can, as a result, walk, bend, drive an automobile, catch a bus or train, climb stairs, write, turn the pages of this book, brush your teeth. You can, if you so wish, rise up from where you are now seated and walk to the kitchen for a snack, into the garden for a stroll, over to the neighbours for a visit.

There is virtually no physical activity or task in your day-to-day existence which does not involve your hands and fingers, your arms, your feet, or your legs and knees.

Consider, for a moment, what life would be like if you didn’t have the use of these. Freedom of movement would cease.

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