This year, through your generous support, JMB Foundation has been able to help young people with an acquired brain injury live better lives. Here are some of JMB Foundation’s community stories.
Helping Sam gain more independence
11-year-old Sam Moloney lives at home in Rutherglen, Victoria with his family. He received funding from the JMB Foundation for equipment that will aid in furthering his independence. When Sam was 1-year-old, he suffered an illness and was further diagnosed with Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), resulting in a permanent disability. Sam requires one-on-one assistance with self- care and has no bowel or bladder control. He also, requires daily body checks, as he is unaware when he hurts himself.
The JMB Foundation Grant Program has funded Sam in this round to purchasing equipment that will help him be more independent with his toileting, and aid in his ability to catch the school bus by himself. Thus helping bridge the gap between the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the cost of much-needed equipment, particularly in this case, when the school is a 55km bus ride away.
It is thanks to our generous donors that JMBF has been able to help Sam with funding to assist him in his goal for self- reliance. We are very grateful for our supporters who enable the Foundation to make grants available to young Australians, like Sam, who need our assistance. With your help, we can – and do – make a positive difference to their care, comfort and quality of life.