Zavier’s Story

A state-of-the art robot arm for Zavier

For 4-year-old Zavier, this Christmas was nearly another reminder of all the things he couldn’t do, instead of an opportunity to make the same happy childhood memories as every other kid across Australia.

Born without his left arm and hand, little Zavier needed a special myoelectric arm. He was outgrowing the simpler prosthetics he’d worn when he was younger.

However, at a cost of $15,000, along with mounting medical bills, the arm was something Zavier’s family couldn’t afford

The arm wasn’t covered by the NDIS, and they were rejected time and time again for every grant they applied for.

Zavier’s parents felt hopeless, and had to make the heartbreaking decision to tell Zavier that his special robot arm – and his new future – would need to wait.

But thanks to people like you, donating to Variety, Zavier’s story didn’t end here.

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From riding his ‘big boy bike’ to having the independence to tie his own shoelaces, Zavier was no longer held back by his missing arm.

It’s all because of the kindness of people like you – who believe that kids should be able to live their lives to their fullest potential, regardless of the challenges they face.

This year, Zavier will rip open his Christmas presents with two hands for the first time. But there are kids just like him across Australia who are still waiting for your support.