The Twidle family is close - but the closeness is causing problems.
For years the family of five have had to cram themselves into a small two-bedroom house in Matamata all the while dealing with the increasing medical needs of their oldest daughter Tamzyn, 8.
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy symptoms, severe epilepsy and cortical visual impairment at three months old, Tamzyn is unable to talk, walk, unable to eat most solid food and struggles to see. She also suffers seizures.
Because she has seizures at night she shares a room with her parents Raegan Edwards and Daniel, while her two younger siblings Bronson, 5, and Tahlia, 1, share the other room of their small house.
But Tamzyn's needs are getting greater and the room she shares with her parents is not big enough to house the equipment needed to cope with her condition.
The family are now in desperate need of $60,000 to build an extension for a specially kitted-out room. When their request for a bank loan was turned down, they turned to the internet to help.
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