6 yr old Aedan Harris with parents Cameron and Donna and his sister Arianna. Testing out the new wheelchair at Scarness Beach. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
6 yr old Aedan Harris with parents Cameron and Donna and his sister Arianna. Testing out the new wheelchair at Scarness Beach. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

Wish to stand-up almost true for Aedan

THE dream of a sit-to-stand wheelchair will soon become a reality for Aedan Harris thanks to generous individuals, charities and businesses on the Fraser Coast.

Aedan, who has cerebral palsy, celebrated his seventh birthday last week with cake, a wish to stand and an online auction to make that happen.

Aedan's Annual Birthday Auction raised about $4500 in total, but a helping hand was also extended by Kerry Campbell Homes.

About $1300 was donated by the Hervey bay business to Aedan's cause.

Aedan's mum Donna Harris said she was "blown away" by the response.

"It is a very humbling experience and makes us appreciate living in such a beautiful community."

"Plus the auction ended on a high with a couple of items going right down to the wire," she said.

Now Aedan's family has $12,800 in total, which includes about $7000 from past fundraising efforts.

Donna said the gap fee for the sit-to-stand wheelchair was now able to be paid.

"And now begins the waiting process for the trial," she said.

"We are still waiting to hear when that will be."