Donate to help Willow Powick hear

Heartfelt donation: Don Bailey, Willow Powick and Skye Powick at Lake Cathie on Tuesday, September 10.
Heartfelt donation: Don Bailey, Willow Powick and Skye Powick at Lake Cathie on Tuesday, September 10.

It was an emotional scene at Lake Cathie as Dunbogan's Don Bailey handed $5000 to the Powick family to help a little girl hear.

Skye and her daughter Willow met with Don on Tuesday, September 10.

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

As a pensioner, Don said people often don't believe him when he tells them he manages to save.

He lives a simple lifestyle and chooses to help people who need it the most.

Willow and her mum Skye will leave for America in a month, so the five-year-old can undergo a second life-changing surgery in a bid to hear.

The first operation in April was $55,000 and the second surgery on October 1 will cost the same amount. The cost of the surgeries doesn't include travel or accommodation.

Don has previously given the family $2000.

Rotary Australia are supporting Willow's journey and will match all donations up to a total of $15,000 towards her surgery.

To make a donation visit https://rawcs.org.au/donate/ and click on the box 'donate to a specific project'. People will be asked to enter a project number which is 11. A drop down box will ask the year the project was registered which is 2019/20.

Members of the community are invited to attend an upcoming fundraiser on September 14 called a Cruise for Willow. The event is from 5pm until 8pm and the vessel departs from Clarence Street, Port Macquarie.

For more information about the upcoming fundraiser, to donate or to follow Willow's journey please visit the Wish for Willow Facebook page.

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