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KIDS CAR WASH FOR TAHLIA SMITH

After witnessing 21-year-old Tahlia Smith’s struggle with Lyme Disease on NBN News, a group of generous youngsters decided to spend their time in a very special way.

Mackenzie and Georgia Chenhall know all too well the devastating effect Lyme disease can have on a family- it’s something they’ve lived through.

In a recent NBN News series, the girls’ mother, Coreena spoke of her battle against both the illness and the Australian health system in an attempt to reclaim her life.

But it was the story of Tahlia Smith the sisters found particularly confronting.

So- they decided to do something about it.

Enlisting the help of friends, they created a car washing service to help raise money for the 21 year-old’s treatment.

After door knocking across the neighbourhood- the group managed to drum up business – so much – it was soon swamped with orders.

Together the keen cleaners spent the final four days of their school holiday’s taking to the town’s cars.

All team members, well aware of the benefits treatment abroad could have on Tahlia’s life.

Close to $1000 has been raised – proving a little hard work, goes a long way.

 

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About Emma Murphy

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Emma Murphy is a reporter and producer based in Newcastle and started working with NBN News in 2009. Emma studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of Newcastle.