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Cerebral Palsy League Helps Jackson Rhodes Add to Mariosarti Menu

By Quest Community Newspapers

Jackson Rhodes loves good cooking.

But choosing ingredients and using utensils to prepare a meal can be a challenge for children and adults with cerebral palsy.

The Ormiston 12-year-old was given the opportunity to create his own pasta dish with the help of Risko Isic, owner of Italian restaurant Mariosarti at Toowong.

Jackson and Mr Risko created an open lasagne featuring Jackson’s favourite, Moreton Bay bugs. The dish also included chilli, garlic, ginger, parsley, shallots, brandy, napoli cream and prawns from Mooloolaba

For each sale of Jackson’s special creation, Mariosarti will donate $5 to Cerebral Palsy League, which works to help children and adults with disabilities.

Mr Isic’s three-year-old son Daniel has cerebral palsy and he said new challenges were faced every day.

“As a parent, watching your child grow up is exciting, but when your child has a disability you watch them grow out of their standing frame or therapeutic suit and have to look at selling your house to move into a more accessible home,” The Toowong resident said.

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