Sixteen-year-old Mya Hurst at home.
Sixteen-year-old Mya Hurst at home. John Gass

Community rallies to help Nunderi teen

THE community has banded together to throw its support behind Nunderi teen Mya Hurst, whose family is in urgent need of financial assistance due to a sudden onset of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 3, a rare and incurable condition that hampers the production of collagen.

This week Salt Bar and Bistro at Kingsliff has contacted the Tweed Daily News to offer a fundraiser or trivia night to raise money for disability equipment and respite for the Hurst family. More details will be available soon.

It comes as Tyalgum poet Dennis Scanlan announced on Saturday he would climb Mount Warning on Friday with his granddaughter Dezley Collins, 23, from Beaudesert, to fundraise for Mya.

“We are quite devastated at what has overtaken this fine family. If we can help raise a few dollars, it would be a great result,” he said.

Tweed council has also appointed a caseworker to assist Mya with applications to various agencies. Kelly Hurst, Mya’s mother, has welcomed the kind offers.

Donate at https://www.mycause. com.au/ page/84729/

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