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Testimonial 1 - Life Changing Surgery

In 2015, our family was challenged with the task of raising $110,000 for life changing surgery in the United States for our 11-year-old daughter.

Our daughter was born with a congenital condition called Microtia and she suffered profound hearing loss. The complex surgery to reconstruct her ear and give her the best chance of hearing is only offered in America.

We registered the fundraiser in 2015 and over a period of 12 months we successfully raised the surgery fee of $110,000, and our daughter was fortunate enough to undergo the life changing surgery in November 2016 with phenomenal success.

The Albury Wodonga Community Chest Inc supported our fundraiser from the very beginning, and throughout the entire year, and I can whole-heartedly say that if it was not for their unwavering support and financial assistance we would not have reached our goal. With the backing of the Albury Wodonga Community Chest Inc, not only did our family feel completely supported, but it also provided us with the opportunity to seek financial assistance from larger corporations, and local community organisations to help to reach our final goal.

The Albury Wodonga Community Chest Inc support so many wonderful local community projects and causes; they give people hope and change lives. We are very grateful for their generosity and willingness to help in our time of need, and we are very fortunate that the Albury Wodonga Community Chest Inc assisted in changing our daughters life.

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