LAVINGTON’S Del and Aaron Taylor are unable to take their five children on holidays as they struggle to afford a $40,000 modification to their family car.
Son Brodie, 6, needs a wheelchair after contracting acute transverse myelitis at seven months.
Wodonga business, Little Sports Stars, is helping the family with a fund-raiser fun day at the Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre on Sunday from 10am to noon.
Former AFL footballer Jason Akermanis is willing to have his skills challenged on the day.
Little Sports Stars owner Katrina Cobden said she wanted to do whatever she could to help the Taylors.
Mrs Taylor said she hadn’t met Ms Cobden and was overwhelmed by her generosity.
“The cost is such a strain on a family,” she said.
The Taylor family had to buy a new $45,000 car as their old car was not able to be modified.
But now they must pay another $40,000 for the modifications.
For more than two years Mrs Taylor has been busy asking for donations to help Brodie. The Lavington Lions have already given $5000 and Faith, Hope and Dreams $1500.
“It’s great we’ve raised this but still have a long way to go,” she said.
Donations for the Brodie Taylor Fundraising Account can be made at any Bendigo Bank.