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Josh in a helicopterLet me tell you about Josh

Montrose has worked with Josh and his family for more than five years. He’s an amazing boy who loves his Playstation, playing soccer
and comics.

Josh was born with AMC (arthrogryposis multiplex congenita). This condition develops before birth and limits the mobility of joints. In Josh’s case, it’s his arms which are affected.

But he doesn’t let that stop him!

There is no way to completely resolve or cure AMC. However, with proper medical treatment and therapy, the constricted movement can be significantly improved. Montrose provides therapy for Josh including help with movement and speech.

Like any young boy, Josh wants to ride his bike with his friends. Montrose helped source a specially adapted bicycle that he can ride on his own.

Josh has made great progress since he started receiving support from Montrose.

“We’re so glad to have found Montrose. Having a child with any form of disability is a big challenge for parents and we were new to Queensland, so we didn’t really know where to get help. Montrose has made a difference to the whole family.” his dad Richard said.

Josh is 9 now, attends regular school, can partly dress himself, brush his own teeth, plays on a soccer team and is currently in training to be a Paralympic swimmer for Australia.

Watch the video to find out more about Josh.

Just recently, he was the guest of honour at a Bank of Queensland Golf Day which raised funds for Montrose. Josh was treated to a flight in a helicopter and the smile never left his face.

Montrose is there for over 700 families like this across Queensland. Every year we need to fill a funding gap to continue to provide the best possible service to our families.

Please help at tax time

So I have a request for you. As we approach the end of the financial year, please consider making a donation to Montrose. Your generosity will help children like Josh see their dreams come true.

To donate simply click here to give money securely using Give Now.

Yours sincerely

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Linda Apelt
CEO

P.s. don’t forget that any gift over $2 is tax deductible! We will send you a tax receipt.

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