Indy's mum walks for a cause
Graham Orams | The Daily Examiner
ANGELA Allen is determined to stop other people going through the same trauma she has endured.
The mother of little Indianna Allen, who died in July while waiting for a liver transplant, is organising the Clarence Valley's part in the World's Biggest Walk.
This event is part of a worldwide day of action to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation and will take place across five separate continents.
Mrs Allen wants the public to join her on the walk and help make a difference to the lives of people who need an organ transplant.
“We appreciate the support we got with Indy and I hope people will join me to keep Indy's memory alive,” she said.
“Even if people only have 10 minutes during their lunch-break they can still join us.”
The World's Biggest Walk will leave See Park in Grafton on Tuesday at noon.
Walkers will make their way into the CBD, talking to people along the way, then return to See Park.
“The walk is to raise awareness about the effect that organ donation can have on the community,” Mrs Allen said.
“What we're really doing is uniting the world with the same cause.”
Indianna touched the hearts of thousands of people in the Clarence Valley during her struggle for life.
Now, her mother wants to do everything in her power to help other families.
“I'm not saying I'm an expert (on organ donation), but I've been there, I've lived it,” Mrs Allen said.
“I have friends who are going through the same thing at the moment so I know how they're feeling.
“There's nothing you can do and it's really frustrating.”
Indianna died in the arms of her family on July 17 at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane.
She succumbed to septicaemia after battling the infection for a week.
However, at that stage Indianna's body was already in the critical stage of a serious liver disorder.
The 21-month-old with the infectious smile had been the national face of the organ donor movement.
Mrs Allen is urging Clarence Valley residents to join her and others to help spread the message about the importance of organ donation.
Anyone wanting more information about the walk can phone Mrs Allen on 0427 661 479