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Birthday call out for Georgia Plunkett

Neil Mitchell
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It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, finding out your child is sick.

Ngaire Plunkett is living that nightmare.

About two years ago her daughter Georgia started feeling sick.

Test after test, no one knew what as wrong with the seven-year-old.

They finally got a diagnosis, complex regional pain syndrome and polycystic kidney disease.

Ngaire says going to the toilet is like being ‘murdered’ to Georgia – ‘It’s like 1000 paper cuts in her stomach at once’.

She suffers from severe anxiety due to the long diagnosis. 

‘Going to her appointments is a full time job’.

Since then Georgia has been in and out of hospital and missing a lot of school.

Driving from their home at Toolangi, near Kinglake, to Melbourne. 

It’s not an average childhood.

She is a ‘very smart’ girl, and listens to 3AW everyday. 

Georgia turns 10 on May 23 and her mum Ngaire wants to make it a day she’ll never forget.

 ‘I just want her to be smiling and feel like a normal kid’.

Ngaire is a member of the Toolangi CFA who are helping with her party.

So far 3AW listeners have donated a photobooth thanks to Julian at ‘The Photobooth Melbourne’.

And a Porsche for the weekend has been donated by Raymond from ‘Porsche Centre Doncaster’.

If you want to send a card to Georgia you can post it to us here at 3AW and we will pass it on:

The Neil Mitchell Program

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Click PLAY below to listen Neil Mitchell’s chat with Georgia’s mum, Ngaire

Neil Mitchell