DO IT FOR GRACE: Holly Gosbell, Brooke Snowdon and Holly Knight doing volunteer work for the Grace Lukan Fun-raiser held at the Gin Gin Showgrounds.
DO IT FOR GRACE: Holly Gosbell, Brooke Snowdon and Holly Knight doing volunteer work for the Grace Lukan Fun-raiser held at the Gin Gin Showgrounds. PHOTOS Zach Hogg BUNGRC

Community rallies to help young girl

GRACE Lukan cannot walk or talk, but she can sure crack an incredible smile.

It's this smile that mum Lucy Lukan said gets her through the day as the family tries to pull together the ongoing finances to support therapy for the three-year-old, who has cerebral palsy.

Specialist appointments in Brisbane, intensive therapy sessions in America and weekly physiotherapy sessions have put an incredible stain on the Lukans' family finances.

The cost of the intensive physical therapy she needs at least four times a year to engage her muscles and get them used to the movement sets the Lukan family back more than $60,000 a year.

The Lukans' dream is that one day Grace will be able to walk, with the aid of a walker.

To help see that dream come true for the Lukan family, the Gin Gin community rallied together to raise funds for the Lukan family.

Market stalls, pony rides, face painting and jumping castles were just a few of the items on offer at the weekend's charity fundraiser held in the Gin Gin showgrounds.



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