THIS community is really lucky to have people like Christine Leu in its midst.
Christine is the person who is hoping to make a sick young boy's dream come alive.
Young Mitchell Luders, who suffers from a rare form of cancer, really wants to go to Japan to see where Pokemon was created.
He and his family had hoped the Make-a-Wish Foundation would help him realise his dream, but the foundation couldn't help.
Enter Christine, who has come up with the idea to run an auction in order to raise funds to help Mitchell make the trip. Our report on page 7 today describes Christine's story and the hope is that the auction will do the trick.
This community needs people like Christine; like Bob McCosker and a group of volunteers who in yesterday's Observer showed how they can help our sick and injured wildlife, and many others who volunteer their time and their energy to help others.
Too often today too many people think just of themselves and they have no idea how satisfying it can be to think about others and help people in need. We often get snuggled up in our own little life bubble and we forget there are many people around us who are nowhere near as fortunate - people who are suffering from illness, people who are lonely, on the brink of poverty - to help just one of those people get through a tough time means such a lot to them.
Christine Leu could well do with some extra help from all of us - to provide auction items and also to bid on the items once they come up for auction - and that will not only help her, but more importantly it will give young Mitchell a chance that he wouldn't have without our help.