Blaise's cause is worthy of our support
THERE are many causes we are called on to support but one that stands out is Ipswich five-year-old Blaise Wyatt.
Soon after birth, Blaise was diagnosed with a condition that meant doctors gave him no chance of walking, standing or even sitting up on his own.
But Blaise, his family and their ever-growing group of supporters were never going to give up, even though his therapy is time-consuming and very expensive.
For example, he has a special massage twice a week to help his muscles to relax and make movement easier and in April 2011 he and his family travelled to Michigan in the US to do four weeks of intensive Therasuit therapy.
While people around Australia have joined in, the Ipswich community has continued to rally behind the plucky boy.
Blaise, who suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, will be returning to the US next month for 180 hours of treatment.
A fair to help the Wyatt family was held at the Ipswich RSL Services Club on Saturday.
His mother, Dawn Wyatt, said it was great to see the community still supporting them.
To donate to Blaise's therapy and read more about his story go to believeinblaise.com.au