Jalen's Journey - come along for the ride!

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Andrew Gammie Campaign by Capalaba, Australia
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Jai Fleming

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Jai Fleming

What a precious little boy with a beautiful family. Xxx

Kirsty Freeman

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Kirsty Freeman

Hope you get all you need to have a happy and love filled life. Good luck

Anonymous

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Limitations, like fear, are only in your mind. Go out and smash them Jalen!

Anonymous

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Miriama

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Miriama
Ian Lioubachevskii
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Ian Lioubachevskii

Better late than never! All the best Jalen & Gamie's.

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Jalen, you are are such a delight! Love to you and your wonderful family x

Julia Horrocks

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Julia Horrocks

Hope this helps your beautiful family.

THAT CHURCH - ARANA HILLS

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THAT CHURCH - ARANA HILLS
Caitlyn Dexter

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Caitlyn Dexter

Wishing you and your family all the best! xx

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Hope you reach your goal Kx

Kylie B

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Kylie B

Good Luck Jaden with your fundraising. I hope you achieve your goals x

THAT CHURCH

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THAT CHURCH
Anonymous

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Anonymous

Wish you all the best

Guy langborne

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Guy langborne

Hey guys stay strong I know it's not a lot but I hope it help all the way from Australia

Anonymous

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Anonymous

All the best for you and your family Andrew

Miriam

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Miriam

Wishing you all the best

Anonymous

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Anonymous
Lorna Hunter
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Lorna Hunter

All the best Jalen. Hope you and your family manage to get all the stuff you need to have plenty of fun.

Success! This campaign reached it's funding goal on Mon Sep 29, 2014.

Update #24

FINAL DAY OF MY CAMPAIGN !! LAST CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE

A big thank you to everyone who has made an effort to share my story, like my posts & contribute - without your help I wouldn't have been able to get the equipment I need to help me get around and get stronger.

A special thanks to those who have gone out of their way to organise private events such as raffles, morning teas and to those businesses who have also been kind enough to show support.

Thanks to Stephen and his team at UnityAid for providing us with such a wonderful platform for making this the success it has been.

This journey has been an amazing, overwhelming and a very humbling experience for our family so on behalf of us all - thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. πŸ’™

Your words of encouragement have inspired me & will always stay with me and I hope to keep you all informed of my progress as my journey continues.

Thank you - for YOU

Love to you and your families Jalen, Ariana, Rayna & Andrew x

Update #23

Hi everyone !! Well today was meant to be the final day of my campaign, however we have had a request to extend it as I'm going to have an article in our local newspaper very soon.

I'd just like to thank my Facebook community and anyone who has helped me make it the success that it has been.

I look forward to keeping you all updated as to my progress and especially when my new equipment arrives.

I couldn't have done it without you all so thank you thank you and thank you for your love and support.

This will be the final day of my campaign on Facebook so please feel free to share one more time!

This last photo was taken yesterday at school. My beautiful Mummy and I πŸ’—

Love you all

x Jalen

Update #22

Wow you guys are AMAZING !!

I've woken up this morning to see that with your generosity you've helped me tick off the first two items on my list. Thank you sooo much - the walker and powerchair will help me get stronger and help me get around to make life a bit easier.

This is a photo of me chilling with my Nanna Barb who is also helping with my cause by walking the Camino De Santiago with her friend. I love it when Nanny Barb, Aunty Sarah and Uncle Andy come to stay with us - we always have lots of fun.

With only 5 days to go please keep sharing and let's try and help us get a little bit towards the vehicle which my Mummy will be using to take me to school and my therapy / hospital appointments.

I'm getting pretty heavy for my Mummy to lift me everywhere so this will make life so much easier for her. Also we will finally be able to go out together as a family in the weekends with all of our equipment such as Ariana's pram and my wheelchair that we need to take with us.

Thanks everyone

x Jalen

Update #21

Hi everybody, here I am eating dinner in my cool seat. It goes up and down so mum can get me out safely.

We need lots of special furniture to help keep me safe, and enable me to grow, learn and interact with my friends and family. The list seems never ending, but with all of your generous help, we are getting there - YAY!

Thanks so much for sharing - it really does makes a difference to my daily life!

x Jalen

Update #20

7 days to go !! With your help I've been able to order my walker and we nearly have enough for my powerchair !!

I'm so grateful to each and everyone of you that've contributed, liked or shared. It means the world to us.

Let's see if we can finish with a boom & how far my story can spread in the last 7 days so we an get a little bit of help for the van we need.

Thanks a million

x Jalen

Update #19

This is my beautiful little sister Ariana - she is pretty cool but I cant wait until she is big enough to play trucks with me, and she doesn't like eating play dough yet either! When we are both big enough we can go on bike rides together too.

Only 8 days to go until the end of my campaign, so thank you so much for sharing it with your friends, we all appreciate your effort so much.

Have a cool week everybody, only 2 weeks to go until school holiday time - YAY!

x Jalen

Update #18

I may not be able to sit up by myself - but I have the best friends who are always there to lend a helping hand.

With only 11 days left in my campaign I'd love for you all to keep sharing my story until the end.

Thanks for all of your help and messages of encouragement - it makes me very proud.

Never give up and keep smiling 😊

Have a great weekend everyone.

x Jalen

Update #17

One of my fav pics. Enjoying my 5th birthday with my besties.

There is only a short time left to help me reach my campaign goal.

Please help me out if you can by sharing with your friends and family.

Appreciate everyone who has made the effort to share my story and contributed to my journey. You guys ROCK 😊

x Jalen

Update #16

I'm always working hard as you can see - as I want to keep getting stronger.

Only 13 days left to help me reach my campaign goal so please keep sharing and lets try & spread my story far and wide.

Thank you everyone you're all awesome and mum and dad said they are very humbled by everyone's love and generosity. Me too !! 😊

x Jalen

Update #15

17 days left ...Hello again !! Yesterday I had a great day as I got to practice in a powerchair at school.

I was zooming up and down the school ramps and navigating my way around the paths at school.

My steering and control is getting so much better and I look forward to hopefully getting one of these mean machines for myself so I can get around.

Sometimes I'm really lucky and my teachers let me drive on the school oval which is grass and they put it on full speed and let me go for it yeeha !!

With not long to go in my campaign I'd like to thank everyone who has made an effort to share my story and made a contribution to me.

With your help I'm going to be able to get the things I need to make me stronger and give me independence and a better quality of life.

Have a great weekend everyone 😊

x Jalen

Update #14

Hi my family and friends ! Today I thought I'd share with you a photo of me from when I was born.

This is me in the Intensive Care Unit where I stayed for the first few weeks of my life. As the days went on my little lungs got stronger and stronger until eventually I was able to breath by myself.

I'm so proud of how far I have come since this photo and I have never given up. Any obstacle in life I encounter I'm prepared to face & conquer - all with a smile 😊

20 days is all we have left for my campaign so please keep sharing my story for a little longer if you can spare the time.

Thanks everyone !!!

x Jalen

Update #13

Look at me !!! My Daddy found this second hand bike online for me.. Pretty neat eh?!

Yesterday I got to have my first ride ever in it and I loved it so much !! It will help me with my strength and I was a natural at peddling.

To everyone that's helped my campaign so far by sharing and contributing THANK YOU so much!

There's not long to go so please keep sharing and asking your friends to give what they can if they can spare a penny or two.

Hope everyone has a great week 😊

x Jalen

Update #12

Hello everyone!! - I can't wait to get my new kidwalk walker. This is a photo of me when I had one on trial a few months ago and look at how it gives me the independence to stand upright and do the things I love doing. It's really good therapy at the same time as having lots of fun!

Playing in my kitchen gives me so much enjoyment as I like running my own mini restaurant. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has helped me acheive my goal this far of getting my walker and I hope to get a photo of it up on this page before my campaign ends if it arrives in time.

Please keep sharing and encourage your friends to do the same. I still need help with a few things and so do my Mummy and Daddy with the van to transport me around. I'm getting pretty heavy now so a ramped vehicle would make my Mummy's life so much easier - and we can also go on outings as a family 😊

Keep smiling
x Jalen

Update #11

35 Days to go !!! This is another picture of me at physiotherapy doing one of my favourite activities.

Once I get all the coloured wheels up on the board I press the big cog and they all turn around by interlocking with each other. All this while I'm standing and weight bearing on my hands !

I'm getting bigger and getting stronger everyone πŸ‘

Please help me reach my target goal so I can get the things that'll help make my life easier.

If you could keep sharing this would mean the world.

PS- that's my beautiful Grandma in the background taking a photo of me too. I love her so much and she regularly flies over from NZ to give my Mummy a wee break 😊

X Jalen

Shelly Thiedecke
Shelly Thiedecke

Well done Jalen! Your doing great little manπŸ˜€xx

Stephen Boike
Stephen Boike

Looking strong Jalen. Well done!!

Update #10

It's a bird... It's a plane ... No it's SUPER JALEN !!!
I just got home from a friends birthday party and it was fancy dress. I've been to 3 parties in the last 3 weeks - I love my friends πŸ˜„
I still can't believe the support that's out there for me...
You guys ROCK ! Thanks for sharing, liking and your generous contributions towards my future.
It means the world to me and my family.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend !!
x Jalen

Update #9

Hi everyone!! This morning was an extremely proud moment for me. At our school assembly Mr Lawrence our school Principal presented me with a very special award - The School Principals Award !!!

I was given this award for my effort in class, interaction with my peers and being a good student.

Also this week the school got me a Powerchair to use and practise in and in only a few days I have nearly mastered the art of driving !! All my practice with the joystick is definately paying off.

As well as a certificate I was also presented with a learners plate for my powerchair !

Have a great day and weekend everyone and if you could share this post this would be appreciated as I am one proud boy today 😊

Love to you all
X Jalen

Stephen Boike
Stephen Boike

Congratulations Jalen!! That's great news for the start of the day, looks like you've been working hard. So proud of you!!!

Shelly Thiedecke
Shelly Thiedecke

Well done Jalen! You are a super heroπŸ˜€xx

Update #8

"The best things in life are free" and that's why I just LOVE playing in the sand as you can see !! Unfortunately a lot of the things I need are not free - that's why Mummy and Daddy are running this campaign for me. If you haven't already, please watch my video on the UnityAid site and keep sharing. Every time a contribution comes in for me, my Mummy & Daddy look at each other and nearly cry (sometimes they have cried!) Every little bit counts no matter how small or big it is. A HUGE thank you to those who have made an effort to give to my campaign - I'll never forget what you have done for me. x Jalen

Update #7

Please keep sharing and watch my video if you haven't already!! This is me at work doing Physiotherapy. I'm getting stronger & stronger by the day πŸ’ͺ #nevergiveup #keepgrinding Have a great Sunday my lovelies & appreciate everyone's support. Bless. x Jalen

Update #6

It's the Weekend - yay !!! I hope everyone has a great one. For me I think we will go to the playground as that's my favourite thing to do - and Daddy gets a good workout too ;) To everyone who has put in towards my cause a huge thanks to you all - it all helps me get closer to my goals β™‘ Jalen x - please keep sharing if you can I'd be so grateful

Update #5

Hi there my friends and family !! I just wanted to show you how I'm practicing with my joystick at home and at school so I can keep improving on my motor skills. This in preparation for when I get my own power chair which I'm really looking forward to !! I've also attached a youtube link so you can see how I roll - this was one of my first trials last year at Kindy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgkYpAUMHEI&list=UU9-LFj5p0VS9jlhSKthlM8Q

Update #4

Wow you guys rock!!! Words can't express how much love I'm feeling from everyone and you've helped me tick off one item on my list already! πŸ˜„ To everyone who's shared, liked, commented, contributed and even just had a look at my video THANK YOU x Jalen. ps- I love coming home from school to see my beautiful lil sis Ariana

Update #3

Good Morning Everyone !! I can't thank everyone enough for their generous contributions that you have made towards my goals. To those who have been sharing thank you also - please keep sharing. This is a photo of me & my friends Maybel and Jayda at my 5th Bday party.
Have a great day everyone I'm off to school soon !! x Jalen

Update #2

THANK YOU !!!! To all those who made a contribution today. Thanks to each of you - I'm well on my way to getting my Kidwalk Walker. Then I can start some serious training ! love you all
x Jalen

Update #1

Wow - I've just got home from school and am overwhelmed by the generosity so far !! I also got my first school photos back today - what do you think? Please keep sharing if you can take the time. Love Jalen xxx

Stephen Boike
Stephen Boike

Looking good Jalen, keep on smiling mate :)