Griffith Lions Club generous donation

YOUNG Griffith boy Harrison Moglia has suffered from respiratory issues since he was born prematurely in 2008.

He has been in and out of hospital most of his life with the issues associated with his lungs, suffering from Tracheoesophageal fistula and Tracheomalacia which softens his airways which prevents them from remaining open.

On many occasion, his symptoms have been so bad he has had to be airlifted to Sydney Children’s Hospital so he can be brought into a stable condition.

This is set to change after the Griffith Lions Club generously donated their money raised throughout the year to help purchase a machine which should cut down on travel time.

As long as we have known Harrison he has had frequent presentations to the hospital with chronic airway diseases,” Nurse Tracy Costin said.

“He has been coming in very frequently over the past few years and most of the time we have had to stabilise him as best, we can here local before we send him off to Sydney for further management because we haven't had the ability to do that here.

This device mean we will now be able to stabilise him at a local level which will make it easier on the family to be here and to be able to continue to go to work and hopeful limit the amount of time in the hospital and away from school.”

Harrison mum, Belinda was so thankful to the Lions Club for their work.

“I cried my eyes out when I found out what the Lions Club were doing,” she said

“We were there at one stage getting retrieved every month to two months and that was up until about two years ago. Then we had a really good patch and then we started to go back downhill again so now with this machine we get to stay home a lot more.”

Nurse Costin said it was great to see the Club providing what will be a crucial piece of equipment and give the family phenomenal support in giving them a machine which will change Harrison's life.