BIG EFFORT: Rotary Ipswich president Phil Mahoney, Quota’s Di Issitt (back), Lyn Jaenke and Dawn McKenzie (front) and Clementine Ward Landy, pictured with Dawn and Blaise Wyatt.
BIG EFFORT: Rotary Ipswich president Phil Mahoney, Quota’s Di Issitt (back), Lyn Jaenke and Dawn McKenzie (front) and Clementine Ward Landy, pictured with Dawn and Blaise Wyatt. Contributed

Campaign will set little battler Blaise on his way to the USA

"WE GOT Blaise to Michigan" is the chant echoing from Ipswich Kindergarten and around the CBD this week.

The two-week campaign to raise the last $5000 needed to send five-year-old Blaise Wyatt to the United States to undergo 180 hours of intense therapy for a severe form of cerebral palsy, costing more than $40,000 to send the Ipswich family, exceeded expectations when it wrapped up on Monday.

The appeal, led by Ipswich Kindy secretary Justine Ward Landy, raised $7263 for the Silkstone family, who flew to Michigan yesterday for six weeks.

Mrs Landy was blown away by the whole-hearted support of Ipswich businesses, organisations and families.

"It's wonderful to know that Blaise and his family are in the hearts and minds of so many people in their community and it shows just how supportive and generous Ipswich people can be," she said.

Blaise's mother Dawn said the funds allowed their son to receive 30 hours of vital speech therapy, which would advance his talking and chewing abilities.



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