We are heartbroken at the news of the passing of Savanna Addis, 2011 Little Telethon Star.
We last saw Savanna at a function a few months ago, shining out from the crowd as the sparkling, gorgeous fashionista in the wheelchair. She was an extraordinary ambassador, saying that Telethon helped her find her voice and since then she has been a vocal and active advocate for ability nationally. She was of the opinion that “people’s low expectations of the disabled actually makes their disability so much more disabling" and her mission was to raise the bar. And that she did. Tragically Savanna had been invited to take part in Melbourne Fashion week this year- it would have been a dream come true. However, we’re sure there’s an even more spectacular catwalk up in heaven, Savanna, and you’ll be the most beautiful little star to grace it.
Pictured here will fellow 2011 Little Telethon Star, Ben Popham