Grafton jumps in to help the cause
WHEN David Bransdon heard Tracey-Lee Schuhmacher's story, it was a no-brainer that he would jump on board to help out.
The owner of Grafton Detailing and Rustproofing will host a car wash tomorrow, with all proceeds to go towards the 22-year-old Grafton girl who desperately needs a lung transplant.
Mr Bransdon said when he was approached by a friend of Tracey's, Nicole Delaforce, who is organising fundraisers for her, he didn't need to think about an answer.
"I just said I would talk to my partner and then we said let's go for it," he said.
"I just hope that if my kids were ever in the same position, other businesses would do the same."
Mrs Delaforce wrote on Facebook she was thrilled Mr Bransdon had come on board, despite having another fundraiser planned for the next few weeks.
"David and Kirsty Bransdon have huge, and I mean huge, hearts," she wrote.
"I am so proud to be a Graftonian when you have people like this in the community. Thank you Grafton Detailing."
Tracey-Lee said she was overwhelmed by the amount of support that had flooded in to help her get her transplant.
"There is heaps of support coming in." she said.
"I never thought there would be that much.
"It's really good."
Tracey-Lee has battled with cystic fibrosis since birth and needs to move to Sydney to be near the hospital, but without funds to move her there, that is not an option.
To do your bit to help, head to Grafton Detailing and Rustproofing off Fitzroy St on Tuesday from 9am-1pm and have the outside of your car washed for $20. All funds go to Tracey-Lee.