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Taya's gift to fight BPPV

April 30, 2019

Taya is a bright, well-spoken and ambitious year 9 student at Mt St Joseph Girls’ College in Altona. She hopes one day to become a neuroscientist. Taya’s mum suffers from Vestibular Migraine and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, also known as BPPV, affecting the ears, vision and balance. It is also responsible for vertigo - a false sensation of spinning.

Taya’s mum *Jane’s quality of life has been greatly affected by BPPV. She has limitations on where she works and where she shops due to the effects of strobe and fluorescent lighting and has lost the ability to do many things she once found easy.

While medication can be successful, the only thing that provides Jane temporary relief from symptoms is painful 3 monthly botox treatments.

Taya says it is hard watching her mum being unable to do the things she loves anymore without being able to assist. She decided to start a fundraising campaign page to grow community awareness of BPPV.

Anyone can start a fundraising campaign like Taya by visiting our everydayhero page at:

*Not her real name