Family overwhelmed by support
WHEN little Grace Lukan was airlifted to hospital in Brisbane after just a day and a half at home, her parents had no idea how much their lives were about to change.
Senior Constable Dan Lukan and his wife Lucy soon found a rare blood condition was causing brain damage to a previously healthy Grace, named because she was their gift from God.
"The doctor described it like winning the lottery in reverse," Mrs Lukan said.
Grace was diagnosed with level four cerebral palsy, meaning she may be able to walk for short distances with the aid of a walker.
Since the diagnosis, the Lukans, from Gin Gin, have learnt just how important the people around them are.
The small family was overwhelmed when Mr Lukan's colleagues gave their time to raise money with a charity cricket game on Sunday.
Bundaberg Police Superintendent, Rowan Bond said about 70 officers and their families gathered for a few games of cricket in support of the families.
"Everything for a special needs child is so expensive," he said.
"The Lukans are at the point now that they need financial support to ensure Gracie has the best quality of life she can."
Supt Bond said about $2400 was raised.