THE Gunnedah community has rallied behind a local family to help deliver a new wheelchair to three-year-old Hugo Young.
The community has since fundraised about $16,500 for the cause, with the purpose-made wheelchair, which can extend to grow with Hugo until about the age of eight, arriving from the US three weeks ago.
“We use it every day,” Mrs Young said.
“It’s a lot easier to get him out and about and he’s more comfortable.
“It’s making a world of difference.
“Jono and I are just really touched by how generous people have been.
“It was amazing.
“Lots of bad stuff happens in the world, but there’s also a whole lot of good.”