BROCK Bryant is a one in 7 billion boy.
There is no one else known on the planet with his health issues and this week the special 11-year-old received a gift that will help educate him.
Brock has three health conditions – auto-immune hepatitis, nephrotic syndrome and capillary leak syndrome.
His mum Katrina Bryant says the future is unclear but they make the most of each day as a family and work hard to keep each other’s spirits up.
This week his family received movie tickets from Event Hospitality and Entertainment, and a laptop computer from Michael Aw, The Good Guys.
When Mr Aw visited the children’s ward at Cairns Hospital, Brock and his brother Connor were walking the wards, selling raffle tickets to raise money for the ward.
Ms Bryant, who works in family day care, said Brock’s health conditions were hard on the whole family and every day was a roller coaster ride.
“None of us know what tomorrow will bring but we just try to deal with each day as it comes,” Ms Bryant said.
The Good Guys Cairns store executive manager Michael Aw said his team was overjoyed to be able to help Brock out this Christmas.
“It is so important to help those who truly need it most, especially at this time of year,” Mr Aw said. “We hope this donation will make this tough time a little less stressful for Brock and his family,” he said.
Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation fundraising and marketing manager Glenys Duncombe said while the hospital was sometimes the scene of sadness, it was also a place where selfless acts of giving occurred on a daily basis.
“Here we have a family who are dealing with a serious health condition and they have received what may seem to be a small gift, but sometimes the knowledge that someone out there is thinking of you and caring for you, means more than any gift,” Ms Duncombe said.
Photo: Cairns Hospital patient Brock Bryant gives a thumbs up to Michael Aw for his laptop gift in time for Christmas.
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