Community’s cubby house of love a boost for Imi

Bella KitchenSouth Western Times
Russell and Rachael Smith with their daughter Imogen, 3, and her new cubby house.
Camera IconRussell and Rachael Smith with their daughter Imogen, 3, and her new cubby house. Credit: Bella Kitchen

The community has come together to provide three-year-old Imogen Smith with her own cubby house.

Imogen has a rare genetic disorder called Fanconi anemia which results in decreased production of all types of blood cells.

Due to her condition Imogen spends a lot of time in hospital and in isolation.

Ignition Car Show committee member David Olston heard about Imogen’s situation and wanted to help.

“All the proceeds from our shows go towards helping local youth who are sick or disabled; when I heard about Imogen I knew we had to help,” he said.

Some of the sponsors who donated and helped build Imogen's cubby house.
Camera IconSome of the sponsors who donated and helped build Imogen's cubby house. Credit: Bella Kitchen

Imogen’s parents Rachael and Russell Smith said it was humbling to see all the different people who wanted to help build something special for her.

“Because Imogen has an immune-deficiency she can’t go to playgrounds and other things like other kids, so this will mean she now has her own playground in the backyard,” Ms Smith said.

Next year she is having a transplant so she won’t be able to see anyone for about 12 months so now she will be able to be isolated but still have fun like any other kid.

There were 11 companies which sponsored and contributed to the cubby house with Leschenault Men’s Shed building it in its workshop.

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