BEAUTIFUL BOY: Blaise and Dawn Wyatt prepare for the Believe in Blaise charity golf day to raise money for Blaise’s treatment.
BEAUTIFUL BOY: Blaise and Dawn Wyatt prepare for the Believe in Blaise charity golf day to raise money for Blaise’s treatment. Kate Czerny

Blaise's believers run charity golf fundraiser

BLAISE Wyatt's mum Dawn says the only goal that really matters for her beautiful boy is for him to be the best he can be.

When he was 10 months old, Blaise - now five - was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

It meant his life would always be challenging but, with the love of his mum and dad and big brother Corey, that was never going to be the end of the story.

Far from battling on their own, Blaise's mother, Dawn McKenzie-Wyatt, decided to share their story with the world.

They have appeared in numerous newspapers, on national TV, Blaise has his own website and his Facebook page, Believe in Blaise, has more than 2600 followers.

"If people don't know you need help, they can't help you," Mrs McKenzie-Wyatt said.

"So I think it's because we've got our story out there and showed the progress that this therapy can do.

"It's good not just for Blaise, but for everyone with cerebral palsy."

Ipswich charity organisation Swich On is holding a golf day to raise money for Blaise's treatment at Gailes Golf Club on October 17.

Swich On vice-president Grant Lowe said the day was a four-ball ambrose with entry at $500 per team. There are prizes on every hole, including a massive $30,000 hole-in-one prize. All proceeds go to the Believe in Blaise foundation.

"Swich on are proud to be supporting Blaise and his family and will be donating all the proceeds towards material to assist in upgrading Blaise's home to assist in his rehabilitation," Mr Lowe said.

Event sponsor is Ipswich solicitors McNamara and Associates. "We got involved through Swich On; it's a great organisation," managing partner Peter Wilkinson said.

"It's a lot of young and not-so-young local business guys that support a lot of charities and this is another one - helping this little fella out."

Mrs McKenzie-Wyatt said her family needed tens of thousands of dollars for treatment, mainly to go to America to help improve Blaise's movement.

"We've made three trips to America. Our latest one, we just got back in May," she said.

"He's doing really well. He's pulling up on to his knees now and trying to start getting to places intentionally. That's a lot of growth for him.

Tickets for the Swich On golf day are available at swichon.com.au



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