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Lacing up for a good cause

Brooklyn Rogers and his mum Vicki step into fundraising for the Bridge to Brisbane walk.
Brooklyn Rogers and his mum Vicki step into fundraising for the Bridge to Brisbane walk. Claudia Baxter

VICKI and Chris Rogers used to think their four-year-old son Brooklyn was just a naughty boy.

Then they found out his unruly behaviour and tantrums could be explained in two simple words, Asperger’s Syndrome.

Now the enlightened Flinders View parents are lacing up their joggers for Team AQ – to benefit Autism Queensland – and will run in the Bridge to Brisbane fun run on September 11.

Mrs Rogers said she had so many questions to ask the specialists at Autism Queensland when the family sought help for Brooklyn in June.

The family’s fund-raising target for the 10km event is $12,000. “We just wanted to find a way to say ‘thank you’,” Mrs Rogers said.

“We just want to give back some of that support.”

To donate to Team AQ, make a donation at the Bridge to Brisbane website.

Topics:  asperger's syndrome bridge to brisbane charity fundraising



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