Youngcare’s Y Kids Grant
Improving quality of life for children with high care needs.
You may have seen a letter from us a couple of months ago which told the story of little Alexis – a three year old girl with Muscular Dystrophy type two. As you know, typically Youngcare provides support for young adults with high care needs, but we could not say ‘no’ to another family in need.
Alexis’ family couldn’t stand seeing her struggle any longer, rushing her to hospital every time she had a cold because her throat muscles are not strong enough to clear her lungs unassisted. When Alexis’ Mum called Youngcare as a last resort, the Grants team saw no other option but to fund the life-saving Cough Assist Machine.
Alexis and her family are the inspiration behind our Y Kids Grant; a new grants program that will provide funding for children with high care needs and their family.
Recent statistics suggest that in Victoria alone, there are 48 children who have been relinquished into state care because of inadequate funding to stay at home with their parents. Children soon become young adults, and just like all of us, they deserve to live a young life regardless of their care needs.