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Korina’s Progress & News

Walking for the first time

Walking for the first time

Well what a day! I finally did it up and out of my chair to test my new legs and how they would fit.....Perfect. Now just waiting on a bed to become available at Rehab to start intensive Physio Therapy.

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Korina gets Legs!

Korina gets Legs!

So finally after almost 3 years of not walking, today i got my casts taken so that my legs can be built. Can't wait till next week to try them on.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone we hope you had a fantastic day from all of us at Reaching 4 Korina thank you for your ongoing support in 2017.

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National Action Plan to Stop Sepsis!

Yesterday we were lucky enough to be part of Australia's first Sepsis National Action Planning conference. It was a very productive and we are so grateful that we could be part of the conversation, with people from all fields including some of our Sepsis Survivor...

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Korina in the front seat!

Korina in the front seat!

A huge achievement today Korina managed to transfer from her wheelchair to the front seat of our van. This was no easy feet and we are super proud of her.

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Quad Squad Catch Up

Quad Squad Catch Up

We were recently privileged to meet up with some of the members from Quad Squad in Sydney who have travelled from all over the country. It was such a rewarding experience and we learnt so much. Cant wait to do it all again next year.

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Charity Golf Day

Charity Golf Day

On the 5th of March we held our Golf Day at Highlands Golf Club. After a wet start in typical Southern Highlands Weather we hit off ,it wasnt  long and the sun was soon out. The day couldn't of happened without our Major Sponsors Bareco , Tractor & Tractor and...

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Korina Cleans up at TAFE awards night!

Korina Cleans up at TAFE awards night!

Korina Cleans up at TAFE award night! Super proud of Korina she recently received her certificate for completing her course in Certificate III in Education Support. Korina started the course in 2015 before falling ill in 2015 one of her first priority's was to finish...

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Korina completes Certificate III in Education Support

Korina completes Certificate III in Education Support

Despite the challenges she's faced, Korina Valentine looks forward to a future of helping others having finished her Certificate III in Education Support that she started prior to getting Sepsis. Read the full story of Southern Highlands News.

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Reaching 4 Korina Dinner at Mittagong RSL

Reaching 4 Korina Dinner at Mittagong RSL

Another great night was had last night. Sorry if you missed it. A big thank you to everyone who attended and the committee that work tirelessly to put these events together. Also Beetle Magic Band who donated their time to entertain us last night and Oz from Fikri...

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Thanks to Bowral Lions Club and CWA Evening Branch

Thanks to Bowral Lions Club and CWA Evening Branch

A big thank you to the Bowral Lions Club for levelling and turfing the remainder of the yard for access and CWA Evening Branch Southern Highlands for providing some plants and trees that have helped finish off our backyard and bring some colour. It will become a great...

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A trip to Campbelltown Hospital

A trip to Campbelltown Hospital

So here we go again. Only 7 months after her last 10 months in hospitals our little fighter would have her next battle. On Thursday Korina was admitted to Campbelltown hospital with a fever and chest pain with a gall bladder stone found and removed the catch was due...

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Electrode training has begun

Electrode training has begun

Very Excited! Today Korina started electrode training so she can get her electronic arms. It will takes quite a few months of training and the manufacturing and fitting but we are on our way.

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Line dancing fundraiser

Line dancing fundraiser

Big thanks goes Crystal Roberson and to David Hoyn and Kody Dupille for allowing her to raise funds for Reaching 4 Korina at the line dancing celebration. Not only they sell over 2 books of raffle tickets but another $486 was donated. Great thing for everyone to get...

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Korina’s new wheelchair

Korina’s new wheelchair

Korina road testing her new wheelchair. Hayden has nicknamed it Bumblebee. A big thank you to everyone that has helped contribute to our fundraising efforts, we are forever grateful.

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A Flat Tyre

A Flat Tyre

What a Day! Today we decided to go shopping. We arrive at Costco and Korina is reversing out of the van and her wheelchair is making a strange sound we notice she has a flat tyre. We both look at each other and laugh. So what to do next. Who would change a wheel on a...

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Thanks to Spantec for fundraising for Reaching 4 Korina

Thanks to Spantec for fundraising for Reaching 4 Korina

A big thank you for the team at Spantec who raised funds by having a Morning Tea. "Our Reaching 4 Korina morning tea went off this morning! So many yummy things baked by some budding Masterchefs here, and $525 raised!" - The Team at Spantec

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Empire Cinema Fundraiser

Empire Cinema Fundraiser

A great night had by everyone at the screening of Lady in the Van at last Thursday nights Movie-Auction event. Just a couple of pictures. Thank you for those who attended.

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Benton Crossfit Fundraiser

Benton Crossfit Fundraiser

Thank you to BENTON CrossFit who held an Open Day. They had over 100 new faces, a special CrossFit Kids class & 4 HERO workouts run for 'Reaching 4 Korina' charity. The amount of support they received was phenomenal. Not only from the local community, but all the...

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New mobility vehicle

New mobility vehicle

On behalf of the Valentine and Roberson families we would like to thank everyone who has supported us. We would like to show off the new mobility vehicle we have been able to purchase due to the outstanding fundraising of the community.

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Korina is coming home

Korina is coming home

We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year we sure did! Hayden got his wish of Mum coming home. Thank you all for your support and we have plenty planned for 2016.

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How can you help?

We hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year and also accept donations.