Dominic Wallace & his bear visits Raiders HQ
Wednesday 6 February 2013 10:53 AM
As part of Epilepsy Action Australia’s support system, the organisation issues newly diagnosed patients with Teddy Bears and in return the patients are asked to take photos of themselves with the bear in places that mean something special to them. For Raiders fan Dominic Wallace, this meant with his favourite team.
Domenic and his mother Rani came out to Raiders HQ today to meet some of their favourite players and grab a couple of photos with them and his new Teddy Bear.
To further brighten Dominic’s day, the also family received a signed football.
“Epilepsy Action Australia has got these bears that they send around to the kids and each kid gets one for a week after they’ve been newly diagnosed with epilepsy,” explained Rani.
“The bear is there to raise awareness and help support the kids. They ask you to do something special with the photo of the bear that represents where you live and your interests and my idea was obviously the Canberra Raiders.
“Dom loves watching the Raiders on TV and he’s been born into a passionate Raiders family. It’s been great for Dom to come out and meet the Raiders players. I didn’t think he’d be as shy but it’s been a great experience for him.”
“We’ll send the bear to the next epilepsy family in a week’s time and the photos will be uploaded to the Epilepsy Action Australia’s Facebook page.”
The Epilepsy Association is a not-for-profit, self-help community service organisation formed in 1982 to provide services for people with epilepsy, their families and the community.
The Association provides support, reassurance, advocacy, referral and accurate, concise information to people with epilepsy and promotes understanding of epilepsy through education and increased community awareness.
“We’d really like to thank the Raiders and of course Epilepsy Action Australia for all their support.”
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