Northern Plumbing (NQ) Pty Ltd recently was a gold sponsor for the "Carter's Cause" Charity Golf Day - Carters Cause was an event hosted by Townsville Property Centre for a Local Townsville Family in need of help and support. Carter Giddy is a 10 year old boy who has a rare disorder called Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). It is a genetic condition that affects the nerves which control muscle movement ,the motor neurons. SMA is classified into types 1 to 4 depending on severity. Carter was diagnosed with borderline stage 1-2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy at only 11 months old. Despite being wheelchair bound his whole life Carter has always been a very bright and happy little boy, with a cheeky personality and a huge imagination and positive outlook on life.
Over the past few years as Carter has grown, his condition has worsened, with his bones growing and his muscles deteriorating it has caused bad scoliosis and his bones are slowly crushing his organs without the muscle support. What would be a simple cold or flu to us, for Carter is life threatening due to his body not having the muscle strength to cough, it will 99% of the time turn into pneumonia, landing Carter in hospital for weeks at a time until he is well enough to come home again. This causes a huge financial strain on the family as they often have to take weeks at a time away from work to stay by Carters side.