Annie Muller is a beautiful 7-year-old whose life has not been easy from the start. Born with hydrocephalus resulting in cerebral palsy and epilepsy, doctors have told her parents that Annie will grow up not recognising them.
Her parents, Cara and Dean, nevertheless showered her with love and care. At age four, like a lot of kids, she loved watching Olaf from Frozen. Today, Annie is able to walk short distances and actively attends a special school. This shows that her family’s dedication allowed her to exceed her doctor’s expectations.
Life, however, continues to be challenging. The now 7-year-old girl has impaired vision and learning. She has ongoing medical needs which include surgery to improve her hip position and ability to walk. The surgery needs to be done in Melbourne. Rehabilitation and therapy will follow.
Annie, and other children like her, are what have inspired One Fifty Ascot to host a post-valentine fundraiser on 17 February. Ms Karni Liddell, one of Australia’s most successful and well-respected paralympic swimmers, will be attending as the speaker for the night.
Tickets include drinks and canapés with fifty percent of the price going to the Muller family. Here’s the actual invitation for the event:
Tickets can be purchased here.
Annie’s family has been through a lot the last few years. In 2015, doctors have found that her mother, Cara, has bowel cancer. The cancer has been contained after surgery and chemo that lasted for six months.
Those who cannot make it to the event may donate any amount through Annie’s GoFundMe page.
One Fifty Ascot is located at 150 Racecourse Road