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Songs for Sebastian - Charity Event
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Junkyard, it's time to show what we're all about again. Sebastian Stace is a beautiful four-year-old boy who needs our help. I went to school and grew up playing footy with his dad Brett. Melissa went to school with his mum Monique. We all go way back. Maitland's like that. And Maitland also knows how to pull together when one of her own needs a hand. Sebastian was two when he was diagnosed with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy highlighted by extreme stiffness in the lower body muscles. Left untreated, the symptoms of spastic diplegia are likely to worsen throughout Sebastian’s life, most likely confining him to a wheelchair or walking frame by the time he is school age. St Louis Hospital in Washington is the world leader in Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery, a complex procedure which involves the cutting of some of the nerve fibres between the muscles and the spinal cord and helping patients walk without assistance and extreme pain. So when it all boils down we can have a genuine impact on helping Sebastian lead a normal child's life and one day play rugby with his older brothers Riley and Preston. If that's not something worth fighting for I'm not here. The musicians who make up the extended Junkyard family are on the same wavelength. I put out a call to arms last week and within hours I had a world-class day of music to build the fundraiser around. Each and every one of them is donating their time to help the little man. There was never any doubt. These musicians are some of the finest people I have the privilege to call friend. They never fail to deliver. The Grand Junction will be donating $1000 on behalf of us and these musical legends with huge hearts to get the ball rolling. Entry is $20 donation (more if you're so inclined). All money raised on the day through the entry donations and 100 clubs goes towards Sebastian's operation. Help Sebastian Soar is his main Facebook fundraising page with all the relevant info. You can start making a difference right now by sharing this post around your networks and pencilling March 17 into your diary.