GENEROUS HELP: September marks three years since four-year-old Shontae Denniss was diagnosed with Rett syndrome. Shontae with her aunt Janette Spencer.
GENEROUS HELP: September marks three years since four-year-old Shontae Denniss was diagnosed with Rett syndrome. Shontae with her aunt Janette Spencer. Christopher Chan GLASHON

Raffle helped buy Rett syndrome sufferer new wheelchair

THE DENNISS family held a raffle draw on May 11 to raise funds for five-year-old Shontae, who has been diagnosed with Rett syndrome.

Having held fundraisers before for Shontae, the family is willing to put in the hard yards to raise money for her needs.

Shontae's Nanna, Maree Grice, said they had put the $500 raised towards buying her a wheelchair.

"The public is so fantastic," she said.

"I understand there are other children out there who need help, but we just do what we can."

Selling tickets for $2 each, she said the results were impressive.

"Everyone is just so generous."

After her wheelchair arrives, they hope to raise money for a car more appropriate for the weight of the wheelchair.

"It's just too heavy to put in a four-wheel drive.

"I can't express my thanks enough to the public for their support."



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