Mykal Mayne has the same dreams as every 13-year-old boy despite his physical setbacks, but now pieces are being put in place to make his dream a reality.
The young Tauranga local has what is officially known as spastic dystonic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
In short, he is confined to his wheelchair for life and is restricted within his own body.
David Holder, a New Zealand national rally champion, works part-time as Mykal's support worker in assisting the Tauranga lad go about his daily life.
He says Mykal's condition doesn't deter his love for life and most importantly, his love for Lego.
The classic toy is one of Mykal's greatest passions according to Mr Holder and was the inspiration for a special fundraiser to try and get him to Legoland in Florida.
"Growing up Mykal couldn't go out side like other kids and play soccer and do things like that, he could only stay inside so instead he developed a passion of playing with Lego."
Mr Holder says he is hoping to raise around $15,000 for the trip which would fund two support workers needed for his care in Florida for a week.
He says after opening the fundraising account yesterday they've already raised nearly $2,000.
If you wish to donate to Mykal's cause, his Givealittle page can be found here.
- By Victor Waters
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