Fundraiser for Willow Powick is on March 23

Willow Powick with her mum Skye at Lake Cathie.
Willow Powick with her mum Skye at Lake Cathie.

The wait is nearly over for five-year-old Willow Powick as she is set to undergo life-changing surgery on her ears.

Willow has a rare hearing condition called Atresia, meaning she was born with no ear canals in both ears.

She will have the first operation on one of her ears in April and a second surgery in October for her other ear. 

The community is invited to attend one last fundraiser before Willow, her sister and their mum Skye head to America for Willow's surgery on April 23. 

The fundraiser is on March 23 and is a Sunset Cruise from 6pm until 9pm. Tickets to the event are $50 and includes a complimentary drink and nibbles. 

Skye thanked the community for helping to raise close to $30,000 for Willow's first operation, which costs $55,000. Willow's second surgery in October will also cost $55,000.

"A big shout out to all who have donated," Skye said.

"We feel really blessed to be a part of such a supportive and caring community who have taken Willow's story under their wing and given so generously."

The cost of Willow's medical expenses doesn’t include accommodation, flights or a hire car. 

Skye said once they return from Willow's surgery at the end of May, they will investigate other fundraising ideas to ensure Willow can have her second ear surgery.

To book a ticket to the fundraiser on March 23 please visit cruiseportmacquarie.com.au or call 0434 393 199. 

Want to donate?:

Bendigo Bank: Wish for Willow; BSB: 633 000; Account: 163 822 646

Rotary Club of Laurieton-Rotary Club of Laurieton

Please follow Willow’s journey on our Facebook page: Wish for Willow

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