Meet my words
When Becky Holland isn’t writing, she’s chasing her rambunctious four-year-old and remembering her two angels in heaven. She loves early morning jogging and boxing classes, reading as many books as she possibly can, and of course – cake. Despite her early mornings, she often finds herself writing peacefully into the wee hours of the night. You can find her writing on Huffington Post, Mum Central, Mamamia, Kveller and Mamalode.
The little girl who is allergic to food
Eleanor’s story on was featured on Weekend Sunrise on Channel 7
Eleanor has been tube feed for several years (due to illness) and has overcome so many challenges in her five years of life but now is her chance to learn to eat and we need your help. Eleanor has spent many, many weeks and months in hospital in her early years but she is now generally well and ready for the next step in her growth and development. Eating is something most of us take for granted and Eleanor hasn’t eaten in over two years. Eleanor has a chance to learn to eat again.
Eleanor vomits from twice to ten times a day sometimes more from the feeding tube. There is no explanation except that when she eats (as opposed to being tube fed) there is no vomit. We have endured several years of daily vomiting, the distressed look in her eyes of pleading, “please let it stop”, the washing, the soiled clothes, her inability to go out socially because of the vomit and people’s lack of understanding.
We share her journey to help others and bring awareness too. It is limiting and hard on Eleanor, and hard on our entire family. (We also have a little boy, Tobias, who is a happy, healthy 12 month old.) In this year alone we have had to raise money to pay for her weekly speech therapy ($150 per week), physiotherapy ($80 per week) and at home preschool session ($40 per week). It has been a blessing indeed to be able to continue with her speech therapy for over a year now. We had to raise money for a power wheel chair (approx. $20,000) and wonderfully we raised that exact amount! We then needed a car modification ($7,000) to enable her power chair to fit in the car. Now, she is zipping around in her power wheel chair and she is ready to eat.
We'd love your help
If you would like to help us financially below are our bank details.
Thank you so much for anything you can give us.
Bank: The Greater Building Society
Account name: RJ Holland (Trustee)
BSB: 637 000 | Account number: 720 378 256