Archie's Story

In 2015, Archie was diagnosed with an extremely rare neurological disease called Acute Flaccid Myelitis, which affects the nerves in the spinal cord. The condition had only affected two children in Australia at the time of his diagnosis.

Archie’s condition requires long and intensive rehabilitation and unfortunately he has a very long road ahead of him until his ultimate goal of being able to walk again.

Let Chloe, Archie’s mum tell you all about his incredible journey since his diagnosis.

Variety has supplied Archie with two grants, a cough assist machine in 2017 as well as a LiteGait system and endurance treadmill last year.

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Variety believes all kids deserve a fair go. We help kids 0 – 18 years of age who are living with sickness, disadvantage or have special needs.