To Blossom again, your help is needed

Blossom needs help after being injured in a car crash this year. Photo: Contributed

Susanna Freymark

Blossom Hodson Schneider’s life changed dramatically on July 15.

The 17 year old was involved in a car crash. She was taken by helicopter to Princess Alexandra Hospital Intensive Care Unit and put on life support.

The diagnosis is grim. Blossom is paralysed from the shoulders down. She has had spinal surgery and is undergoing rehabilitation.

In September, she was released from ICU and is in the spinal unit.

After being told she wouldn’t walk again, she now has some movement and sensation in her fingers and knees.

She has been sitting unaided for the past few weeks, gaining strength in her arms allowing her to feed herself and do some things more independently.

More recently she has been standing with minimal support and took her first steps since the accident.

Blossom’s mother Tania and her younger brother Jazper, 14, live at Fairy Hill and are visiting and supporting her.

Blossom’s friends from Casino Christian School are supporting her too.

Blossom is known for her singing, dancing and acting ability. She has featured in productions  with Village Hall Players including Bye Bye Birdie and she regularly sang at the Kyogle Bazaar.

Blossom’s producer and music director Rex Forwood said, “Blossom is an amazing talent and it’s been extremely rewarding working with her. She is part of a beautiful family who so deserve whatever help we can offer.”

Blossom’s friend Joanne Clark has set up a fundraiser to help Blossom with medical and rehabilitation expenses in hospital and for support once she is able to go home.

If you can support the family donate here.

Village Hall Players are holding a Divarama cabaret production at Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall this Saturday, November 11 and proceeds from the raffle on the night will go to Blossom’s fundraiser.

Blossom starring in the Kyogle play Bye Bye Birdie in 2021. Photo: Susanna Freymark

How do I get tickets?

Go online to buy tickets here.  

Allocated table seats are $20 each and unallocated gallery (upstairs) seats are $15.

Tickets will also be available on the night, and gallery seating tickets are available at Clay Corner. Cash only for tickets at the door or at Clay Corner.

Doors open at 6pm with the show starting at 7pm.

Can I bring food and drinks?

The evening is BYO drinks and nibblies and anything else you need such as glasses and cheese knives..

(If you’re planning on sitting in the gallery, please note NO GLASS is permitted upstairs!)

Desserts will be available for purchase on the night.

What shall I wear?

Don your most festive or fabulous garb – sequins for the glamour look or go for the ugly Christmas sweater vibe. There is an award for the best dressed.

Anything else?

Don’t forget to bring extra cash to buy desserts and raffle tickets. All proceeds from the raffle go to Blossom Schneider and family.

Any further questions email divaramalive@gmail.com

Read about Blossom singing at the Kyogle Bazaar in 2021.

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