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The Red Balloon Foundation is hosting a vintage movie night to raise funds for the foundations work in offering Neurological Therapy to special needs children.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa (16 September 2022) – Everyone loves a movie night so the Red Balloon Foundation is hosting a vintage themed one for their annual fundraiser this year. The movie night is being used to raise the funds they need to provide therapy going into 2023.

The Red Balloon Foundation was founded in memory of little Maxim Harvie who would have turned 9-years-old next month. The foundation honours his memory by providing Neurological rehabilitation to underprivileged children.

Maxim was diagnosed with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Cortical Visual Impairment shortly after his birth. Maxim’s mother Antoinette Harvie quickly found ways to make his life as comfortable as possible and went to the USA where she trained in the Anat Baniel Method of NeuroMovement.

Sadly, Maxim passed away from kidney failure on the 1st of September 2016, just a month before his 3rd birthday. Antoinette poured her grief into honouring Maxim by helping disadvantaged children. She used her NeuroMovement training to help others and launched the foundation in memory of her precious boy, Maxim.

Neurological rehabilitation can aid children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, ADD/ADHD, Stroke, Brain Injury, and Genetic Disorders.

Very often the disruption due to trauma, illness, genetic or metabolic condition, autism, or undiagnosed developmental disorders derails the brain from its spontaneous process of growing and learning. The Anat Baniel Method of NeuroMovement is a science-based approach that is very gentle, using movements and the 9 Essentials that help your child’s brain to wake up and grow, learn and evolve.

Since the foundation was started in 2017, they have hosted 961 1-on-1 Neurological Rehab sessions, hosted 9 workshops and aided 52 parents and caregivers with coaching.

This year’s event is honouring Maxim in the best way. One of the movies, called “The Red Balloon”, is an Oscar Winning short that is emotionally moving and will be a hit if you have not seen it yet. The movie night will include all the delicious movie snacks and a wrap for dinner.

If you would like to join the event, tickets can be booked via Quicket: https://qkt.io/H9Bcut or directly through us at info@theredballoonfoundation.org.za.


Sources: The Red Balloon – Supplied
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