Mandalaine Dagan lives in Paterson near Gympie. Habitat for Humanity have been working with Mandalaine for a few years to provide a shelter solution for her family.
When we first met Mandalaine she was living on her property in a caravan with her three children. Mandalaine has since built a shed on the property, which she and her family now live in. These living conditions are inadequate. The shed has no internal walls and is without a kitchen and bathroom.
Not only is Mandalaine a single mother, she also faces a number health issues and constantly rises above these showing great strength and character. Mandalaine has battled the effects of Lyme disease for a number of years and has recently been diagnosed with Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare genetic disease that weakens the muscles closest to the body’s trunk impacting on the person’s mobility and function.
Mandalaine’s medical expenses for treatment and the equipment she requires has reduced the funds she has available to convert the shed, where they are currently living, into a home.
Further to this, Mandalaine is currently without a vehicle. Finding a vehicle within her budget isn’t simple as she requires something sufficient to transport her family and her wheelchair. Mandalaine has had to endure so much – let’s do something to help her!
Habitat for Humanity Queensland are working with the Dagan family to convert the shed into a basic four bedroom home. This home will provide Mandalaine and her family with the comfort and security of shelter as she continues her treatment.
There are many ways in which you can be involved including:
- Skilled & unskilled volunteering
- Donations of materials
- Donations of finance
Financial and material donations may be eligible for a donation tax receipt.
We value your support and couldn’t do the work that we do without you. If you can support us in any way to help Mandalaine please contact Habitat Queensland on 07 3162 3739 or email [email protected]