21 June, 2023
Ted Johnston’s wings
What could be a long and difficult trip was made easy for the Johnston family last week, when Wings4Kids flew Ted up and back to Sydney in a day, all before the school bell rang.
Ted Johnston has a rare genetic
disorder known as Angelman
syndrome, and often requires
acute medical attention and specialist
However, Ted was able to fly
up and back to Sydney in a day to
receive his new ankle-foot orthosis
“It was particularly special to have such a quick and easy trip, as last time we travelled down to have Ted’s AFO’s casted, Ted had a massive seizure and we ended up spending four days in Sydney Children’s Hospital,” explained mum Sarah Johnston.
Mrs Johnston was incredibly
grateful for Wings4Kids making
the job “one hundred times easier”.
“My two other kids appreciate
it and Ted is so much more comfortable
at home playing with his
toys, freshly bathed, fed, watered,
medicated and able to sleep in his
own bed,” she said.
“(Wings4Kids) were incredible during our hospital stay and organised flights back for us, kept in contact with us and the hospital, and were incredibly accommodating, generous, and kind.”