A holiday at Quobba Station took a tragic turn for the Spreadborough Family when father, Robert, fell 15 metres after the cliff he was standing on gave way. Robert is now confined to a wheelchair and is completely dependant on his wife Samantha who is now his full time carer.
Robert & Samantha have 2 children aged 6 & 9 yrs old. Their 6yr old son Reuben has Global Developmental Delay which is a condition very similar to Cerebral Palsy. Reuben requires weekly speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy sessions to help with his condition.
For completely opposite reasons, both Rob & Reuben require regular hydrotherapy sessions, Reuben has extremely low muscle tone and needs to strengthen his weak muscles while Rob has high muscle tone and suffers with muscle spasms needing to relax his muscles.
As the sole carer, Sam, spent countless hours travelling to and from therapy. When WA Charity Direct heard of their plight the decision was made to help the family purchase a spa of their very own. The result – Rob & Reuben get their therapy sessions daily in the comfort of their own home and Sam no longer has a hectic travel schedule to adhere to. Most of all the family now have something they are able to enjoy together.