HELP KIDS SHINE | Mom says daughters has zest for life despite challenges

The mother of Meghan Dyck says her daughter has been fighting a "challenging battle" all her life, but the support she receives from the  Niagara Children's Centre has made a big difference.

Meghan  is one of the Centre's 'Help Kids Shine' Ambassadors who are sharing their stories on NewsTalk 610 CKTB during the month of May.

The  nine-year-old has a rare genetic disorder called Partial Trisomy Mosaic, which among other things,  prevented Meghan from keeping her airways open.

Amber Dyck says, "I don't know what we would have done  if we hadn't been referred to the centre."

She says they were embraced by people who knew what they were doing and able to help.  That includes an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, a speech therapist and a social worker.

The month-long fundraising campaign is the single largest fundraiser for the centre and it's financial goal this year is $150,000.

Ken Janzen, the NCC Board Chair says the money raised during 'Help Kids Shine' will help get children off waiting lists and into the therapy sessions they need.

The centre helps 5300 families across Niagara each year.

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