Baby's new room has 'magic' result
By BRONWYN CUMMINGS
LITTLE Sera Foster has reached a milestone her parents never thought possible - she is sitting up.
At 15 months old Sera is a sick little girl, but her future is looking brighter thanks to the community who spruced up her room and installed airconditioning.
"When Sera gets hot she ends up in hospital,'' Sera's mum Jenny said.
Sera's illness is undiagnosed, but the symptoms include vision impairment, development delays and an inability to eat, so she has a tube fitted to her stomach.
Every few weeks she is hospitalised and it was during her last stay in Brisbane that "magic'' happened on her home.
"I came back and the walls were plastered, painted and we got new curtains,'' Mrs Foster said.
"She has pretty pink, purple and green walls now.''
And the best is yet to come.
The Fosters' lounge area will be air-conditioned so Sera will no longer be confined to her bedroom when the weather gets hot at their Baffle Creek home.
Mrs Foster is still in awe of the people who helped make Sera's life more comfortable.
"It's worth a million to us,'' she said.
"It has been amazing - you have made my dream come true.''
In August the NewsMail reported how Sera's specially modified pram was stolen from the family ute.
Since then, a generous community member has donated a pram to the little battler.