My name is Alysia Kaiser. I am from Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. I am 31 years old. I suffer from a rare form of muscular dystrophy which is muscle wasting condition. Unfortunately due to my ever changing and declination of my condition and lack of government funding to accommodate my care needs I had to leave the life I once knew where I lived with my husband, near my family and friends, leave behind my established hobby business “Handmade by Alysia”.
I now reside in Thornbury in a 24/7 care facility that accommodates all my care needs. The only one of its kind in Victoria let alone Australia.
It has been extremely hard to adjust to accommodate to living with between 2-4 residents with various care needs as well as varied personalities.
Last year I began this campaign to help me fund a much needed holiday where I was able to take a cruise to New Zealand with a carer and be able to just enjoy myself without any money worries.
I would like to thank everyone involved in organising and putting together the fundraiser my friend and colleague Kathryn and her Stampin' Up! Team organised on December 2nd last year as well as all those who braved the cold and wet downpour that occurred on the day of the event.
We raised $1227 from cash sales and Eftpos sales during the event.
During the event we held a silent auction with several items up to bid on. Due to the poor weather and some technical issues with our silent auction also running online, we have items left over.
Kathryn and I are running a 2nd auction beginning Thurs March 1 – Sun March 11 to auction off the remaining 30 items including some rare Stampin' Up! Products, some of my acrylic paintings as well as several various items donated from various people and companies.
All money raised will go back into Alysia's holiday fund to pay off her holiday expenses now that she is home from her New Zealand Cruise.
You can also donate via Alysia's Go Fund Me Page: https://www.gofundme.com/alysiaswish
Any donation no matter how small is greatly appreciated.
Please help Alysia if you can!
Sorry for the really late update. A fundraiser is being held by my good friend Kathryn this Sat 1pm-4pm. There's a silent auction, raffle, bingo, afternoon tea and stamping of course. Please share this event https://www.facebook.com/events/1544047872348203/?ti=cl