It took a medical marvel and a fundraising miracle but Adelaide youngster has made her mark by putting the finishing touches on an impressive tribute on her Keswick home.
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After years of support from Variety SA, youngster Chloe Brown has made her mark on the charity’s Keswick home.
Chloe, who has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and increased muscle tone that makes moving difficult, was able to put the finishing touches on an 8m tall mural of herself and twin Lily.
The 12-year-old was able undergo selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery at St Louis Children’s Hospital in the US in 2016 thanks to Variety funding.
Chloe’s mother, Jennie Brown, says the mural reminds her of how lucky her daughter, who now lives pain free, was to receive treatment.
“Prior to the surgery she used to say to me everyday that her legs hurt and she couldn’t sleep through the night because her legs would wake her up,” Ms Brown says.
“But now she is not in pain anymore and that is really good.
“The mural brought back memories of that time (2016) when we needed that help.”
Artist Sam Brooks hopes his painting encapsulates Variety’s passion for improving children’s lives.
“Variety gives kids hope and that’s what I wanted to capture,” Mr Brooks says.