WATCH: Girls make 'get well video' for sick Grandma

INSTEAD of sending their sick grandmother a get well card, Emily Krueger, 11, and her younger sister Georgia, 9, made her a two-minute video.

It was made in their bedroom, complete with animations and sounds, using nothing but their iPad mini, an app and some hand-drawn signs they asked their parents to hold.

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Their grandmother has been in and out of hospital since 2003, fighting a recurring brain tumour.

"We made it for our gran who lives in Adelaide," Emily said.

"She is sick and we were inspired by the song because we want her to have the strength to fight back.

"We make videos all the time."

Emily, 11 and Georgia, 9 Krueger together made a heart-warming video for their grandmother who is currently sick.
Emily, 11 and Georgia, 9 Krueger together made a heart-warming video for their grandmother who is currently sick. Paul Braven

Their mum, Ally, said the girls wanted to cheer their grandmother up and the video was a good way for them to express their feelings.

"Making videos is their favourite thing to do," Mrs Krueger said.

"My mother has been sick since the girls were little. It's tricky trying to balance the right amount of information for them.

"We haven't made it all doom and gloom, although this time was a bit more serious."

Despite living so far away the family spends holidays together at least twice a year, including a trip to Heron Island in January.

"They're really resilient. My mother loved it.

"She's pretty humble and doesn't want to make a fuss. She was actually a little embarrassed but I know she appreciated the effort the girls went to for her."

The girls' video was shown as part of the Relay for Life talent quest in Gladstone on Saturday night.

It was the family's first time at the event that raises money for cancer research.

Mrs Krueger said the event helped the girls understand Relay For Life, and their grandmother's battle had given them a personal reason to participate.

The sisters started making videos together after Emily made one with her friend in Karratha, Western Australia, using the same app - Video Star.

"We're still discovering new things as we go along," Emily said.

"But the good thing about it is you can still use it if you're an amateur."

Five popular iPad apps for your kids

  • Kid art for iPad: Kids' imaginations can go wild as they draw, stamp, and save their masterpieces to share later.
  • Evernote: A widely used productivity tool to help students manage their digital lives with seperate notebooks for each subject.
  • Lego Creationary: Creationary is like a 3D version of Pictionary where player guess what is being built.
  • Elmo's Monster Maker HD: Kids can build their own monster that sings and dances.
  • Codea: This is no game. It actually teaches kids to program in the Lua programming language and is suitable for beginners.


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