LITTLE ZAC Sliwka, 3, has made amazing progress since he suffered brain damage 10 months ago after he suddenly stopped breathing.
He has gone from not being able to lift his head, to drinking from a cup, self feeding finger foods and rolling.
He is very close to commando crawling, is able to support himself in a walking frame and is starting to initiate steps thanks to his wonderful therapist Gabby.
Zac's family would like to thank all their Cooma family and friends for their support over the past 10 months; the donations, buying raffle tickets and chocolates, Skip for his purposely built change table, the Cooma Mens shed for his purposely built trolley.
There is still along way to go however, with the need for this early intervention therapy is paramount to Zac being able to re-learn all the skills we take for granted.
Over the next 12 months the cost of Zac's treatment is expected to be more than $20,000.
Unfortunately, due to limited government funded resources, the bulk of Zac's therapy is self funded
This weekend the family will be participating in the Riverwalk Canberra to help families caring for children and adults with acquired Brain Injury.
The five kilometre walk will take place on Saturday with the funds raised going directly to the families to assist in specialised equipment and therapy.
Zac's family hope you can dig deep and continue to help.
If you are able to help the family by donating please log on to http://www.developingfoundation.com.au Click on the donation cause dropdown menu for Canberra Jody Sliwka Family, all donations are tax deductable and a receipt will be sent to you accordingly.