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Hailey and Jacqueline's Hike To Help
Hailey Paynter (right) with her Mum Jacqueline (left) and Able Australia's Dr. Meredith Prain.
Two courageous and inspiring Australian women – who are facing huge personal challenges – are about to show that anything in life is possible.
Hailey Paynter has a rare degenerative eye condition that has left her with no peripheral vision and affected her eyesight massively. Her mother – Jacqueline – is severely deaf, requring a cochlear implant. Both are now getting ready to climb the world’s largest free standing mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of deafblindness as a unique disability and raise some much needed funds for Able Australia.
To read the full story about this amazing journey please click here or click here to learn more about our Deafblind Services. To support Hailey and Jacqueline's Hike To Help by making a donation, please click here.
Hike to Help trivia night raises funds for Able Australia
On Saturday 21 June, more than 100 people joined in the fun of the Hike to Help Trivia Night, which raised almost $3000 for Able Australia.
Held at the Heritage hotel in Balnarring (Victoria), this great night out featured great entertainment, plenty of prizes and a lot of laughs along the way.
The night was organised by Hailey Paynter, who has CRION (Chronic Relapsing Inflammatory Optic Neuropathy) - a degenerative eye disorder that has affected her eyesight and taken away her peripheral vision.
In September this year, she and her mother Jacqueline will climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Able Australia and awareness of deafblindness.
Our special thanks to Hailey and everyone who took part in the trivia night for making it possible!
More than 330,000 Australians experience deafblindness. By 2050 this number is expected to climb to 1.2 million...
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