AN Albury child who clinically died five times in the first seven weeks of his fragile life celebrated his fifth birthday on Saturday.
It was a happy and emotional celebration for the family of Corey Moore, whose parents Belinda and Darren are struggling financially with their son’s ongoing medical conditions.
Corey was born with two holes in his heart, a missing pulmonary valve and congenital heart disease and was also later found to have a condition which hinders his breathing.
He is still living with his airway and heart condition, as well as autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety and global developmental delays.
However, Corey looked like any other five-year-old at his Spider-Man birthday party at Hovell Tree Park.
“He has been through a lot in the past five years but he is a happy-go-lucky boy who is just behind with his learning,” Mr Moore said.
Mrs Moore said the couple had almost lost their house and are currently behind in their bills.
“Country Hope have been very supportive over the years, but there’s only so much they can do, there’s lots of sick kids that also need help,” she said.
The family say this is where the community can help.
A family fun day will be held on Sunday at Wodonga’s Diamond Park miniature railway track on the Lincoln Causeway.
The fund-raiser will include train rides, jumping castle, face-painting and a children’s craft table.
The cost will be $5 per child or $15 for a family with three children.