Since the day Mason & Finley Roche arrived, 11 weeks early, their life has been a battle. The boy’s mother, Keisha Roche said “There has been so many hurdles that these boys have overcome already. When they were 18 months old they were diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The boys have already totally astonished us with what they have achieved with treatments and therapy. ”While in the womb the twins developed twin to twin transfusion syndrome and had to be delivered early.”
These boys have so much personality and determination. “They have recently received their walking frames and both are very determined to get walking down pat”. said mum Keisha. Both boys had a wheelchair assessment recently and will wait close to twelve months to get their chairs.
“We travel to Ballarat and Melbourne frequently for specialist appointments and rehabilitation.” said Keisha
Their Warracknabeal home will need to be altered to make allowances for the boys abilities. Ramps will need to be installed to both the front and back entrance and they will also need to modify our bathroom to make life easier for Keisha and Peter, but to give some independence for the boys as they get older.
Nick Murray, publican of the Exchange Hotel, will be tapping in a keg of Carlton Draught at 5pm on Friday night with all proceeds going to the Roche Twins. “Some people slip $5 in for their pot and others throw in a $20.” says Mr Murray. “The twins will be in the Exchange on Friday night, you can meet them and see just how much spunk they have! Pop in for a beer and your beer money will be going towards something that will make life easier for the Roche Family for years to come.”
The Keg will be tapped at 5pm on Friday night at the Exchange Hotel, Firebrace Street Horsham.