Friday, February 28, 2014

Harri working hard and focused

Our first reports from the teachers at school is, that Harri is working really hard and has been exceptionally focused in his IEP lessons. This year has seen a shift to more IEP lessons leading up to the introduction to the schools of his SGD (speech generation device). On that note the first training for the teachers at the schools will take place in the next week or 2.

We have been out on the streets in the afternoons with the jogging wheelchair more frequently, in a lead up to the 14km City2South event in June. We are still looking for keen walkers/joggers to join us on the day, so if you are interested, leave a comment here or visit the Harri's HOPE webpage.

Harri's HOPE

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Registration open for fundraiser

The City2South 14km fun run has opened nominations and discounted registration fees by $10, but only until 7th of March. The event will be held on the 15th of June, only a couple of days after Harri returns from the 10 Pin Bowling National Tournament.

Harri's HOPE Fundraising has chosen this as the main fundraiser for this year. We are calling for those interested in simply doing the event or doing the event and seeking sponsors (fundraising). Our hope is to make this our best participation fundraising event. In 2007 we had 46 participants in Riverwalk. This year we are aiming for in excess of 50. While some may wish to challenge them selves against the clock, we will be aiming for a fast walk pace ( aprox 2.25 hours ). We are getting prices for shirts printed with the charities details as well.

We hope to finalise a list by 1st of March, to nominate a team (min 20 participants). Please contact me ( Matt) by emailing to

For more information on the event please follow the link City2South

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Harri selected for QLD team

A great reward for his efforts, Harri was today selected for the State Disability Cole Cup Team set to compete at the National 10 Pin Bowling tournament in Hobart in June this year. This follows his success as an individual at the State disability Challenge last September, where he won a gold medal for the mens A grade.

This selection means Harri will need to participate in monthly squad training as well as his weekly bowling commitments for his team.

Harri secured his spot with some fantastic games of 164, 155, 178, 201 and 178, with a couple of games just under his average of 151.

He could not contain himself when his name was read out for the team, and laughed for 5 minutes. I will share photos when he is presented with his QLD shirt.

Regards Matt

Thursday, February 6, 2014

School term off and running

Harri is nearing the second week back at school. With the same support teachers and aids as last year at Corinda, so only the subject teachers changing. But new class teacher and aids at Nursery Road. Getting back into the routine has not taken long.

Harri is also enjoying the book "Magician" by Raymond Feist, purchase for his iPad with some iTunes vouchers he received for christmas. Little brother Bailey has been listening in and has now borrowed the book from his school library and is racing ahead to find out what's happened.

A service and upgrade for the "Bikechair" is almost complete, which will make Harri happier, getting back out on the bikes with the family.

Regards Matt