Since 2016, Aramex New Zealand have taken part in the Red Nose Appeal each year. This year, we have decided to support the fundraising appeal by redesigning our satchel, we were so lucky to have Cure Kids Ambassador Mela and her sister Boe take the honours.
11-year old Mela was diagnosed with an incredibly rare condition called Moebius syndrome just hours after birth. Moebius syndrome is a rare neurological condition that primarily affects the muscles that control facial expression and eye movement. This meant that Mela’s face was paralysed and that her eating and breathing were affected.
“Mela’s first year was definitely the hardest. We didn’t know what we were in for and what the end result would be. It was incredibly heart breaking but devastating to watch your child have multiple operations and procedures to just try to stabilise her,” said Mela’s mum.
A resilient and courageous child, Mela didn’t give up a fight. She started to gain weight and thrive and is now doing amazingly well. In 2018, Mela went ahead with a very specialised surgery to give her a ‘smile’. This involved taking a large muscle out of her leg and implanting it in her face. The other side was completed in 2019, with Mela’s smile bigger and brighter than ever.
Cure Kids has invested more than $55 million in New Zealand research to help shape and vastly improve the way children who live with serious diseases and health conditions are diagnosed and treated, including a wide range of genetic conditions and neurological disorders to help kids like Mela.
This July Aramex have set a goal of raising $75,000, in much needed funds for Cure Kids. 50 cents from each satchel sent during the month of July will be donated to Cure Kids. The satchel is available for purchase in A3 and A4 sizes.
The work Cure Kids does is second to none and donations are vital to ensure this continues well into the future. So we would love to see your business get behind Cure Kids this month by sending your freight in the limited edition satchels.
To order the satchels please contact your local Aramex Regional Franchisee.