HOLBROOK has shown that it is a town which gives back. And for one resident the support has flowed for 22 years.
Michelle Price, who now lives in Albury, will celebrate her 22nd birthday later this year. However, her connection with the eastern Riverina town runs deep.
Her story started when she was a tiny baby born early at 31 weeks. This meant that medical care was provided by the Royal Children’s Hospital.
It was a journey that, at times could be considered touch and go, and also involved open heart surgery.
Lester Price is Miss Price’s father and he lives in Holbrook and has had a longtime connection with the emergency services.
This connection has helped in fundraising efforts and the pledges of support that the community have shown each year. This is especially evident during the Good Friday Appeal.
Initially this was something Michelle’s parents, Mr Price and Rhonda Williams, initiated and was supported and has been ever since by members of the Holbrook community.
“I have had a lot of support,” said Miss Price.
During Easter this year the family conducted the Good Friday appeal and the town helped them to raise $457.
“It is something we do every year,” Miss Price said.