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Selfless Aussie grandma in need of a helping hand

Deborah Knight

Jacqui is a hardworking volunteer for her local rural fire brigade in northern New South Wales.

She’s also the guardian of her 11-year-old granddaughter Shakaya who suffered severe burns a few months ago.

The pair regularly travels in a non-airconditioned car to Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney to give Shakaya the treatment she needs. A return journey of 850km.

NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey tells Deborah Knight she heard the touching story and had to help.

“It just broke my heart. Shakaya is the most beautiful girl.

“They’re good people. They’re battlers. I could just tell they needed an extra boost.”

Click here to donate and support Jacqui and her granddaughter.

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Deborah Knight
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