Ty's proof of 'little miracles'
CAIRNS youngster Ty Moody knows a thing or two about beating the odds.
The seven-year-old was in dire straits when he was diagnosed with kidney failure four years ago.
But with a bit of help from the Mater Foundation and a kidney transplant from dad Warren, Ty couldn't be happier.
"I can run faster than anyone in my class," he quipped.
The shy Woree State School year 2 student was on hand with mum Teresa Davies to help promote the annual Mater Little Miracles Easter Appeal yesterday at Piccones Supa IGA, Edmonton.
The appeal aims to support the foundation's target of raising $11 million over three years to fund 27 research projects designed to "help children, mothers and babies".
"We look after in excess of 300,000 mums, babies and children a year," Mater Foundation director of business development Paul Reis said.
People can help support the Mater Little Miracles Easter Appeal by buying "Miracle Max" merchandise from participating IGA stores, Guardian Pharmacy outlets or Bendigo Bank branches.
To make a direct donation, head to materfoundation.org.au or call 1800 440 155.
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Happy times: Jacqui Wilson with Ty Moody, 7, at Piccones Supa IGA, promoting the Mater appeal. Picture: BRENDAN FRANCIS