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THE Barossa Cycle Hub,
the first of its kind in
regional South Australia,
will be officially opened
in Tanunda on January
20.The opening will
coincide with Stage One
of the Tour Down Under,
which begins in Tanunda
on the same day.
The cycle hub has been
a significant project for
Barossa Council in the past
year and proved popular
during December, with
many bikes booked out
over the holiday period.
Mayor Bob Sloane said
the cycle hub had already
become a focal point for
the Tanunda township and
had enhanced the main
"We anticipate this
facility will generate lots
of interest and encourage
people, both tourists and
locals, to embrace the cycle
culture and utilise the new
facilities," Mr Sloane said.
"The facility aligns
perfectly with the recently
completed Jack Bobridge
Track and the overall goal
to capitalise on the region's
existing food and wine
reputation by adding cycle
WHEN Jessica Rutherford and
her husband Daniel found out
they were to become parents, they
couldn't have been happier.
However, the excitement soon end-
ed when, after a completely normal
pregnancy and delivery, they were
told there was something not right
with their little girl.
"It was a complete shock, we had
no experience with hospitals or dis-
ability," Mrs Rutherford said.
"We went through every emotion
Within days of her birth, little Lyla
had undergone X-rays, MRIs, lumbar
punctures and countless other tests.
But test after test came back with
nothing and little Lyla's condition re-
mained a mystery.
All doctors knew was that Lyla's
brain was underdeveloped, leaving
her severely disabled.
Jessica and Daniel were told that
Lyla would never make it past her
Three years on, and Lyla is going
strong and learning new skills every
She is fighting an undiagnosed
Her life consists of travelling to
physiotherapy, occupational therapy,
speech pathology and conductive
education, in an attempt to build her
skills, and many hospital appoint-
Her symptoms are numerous and
severe, and her outlook was not posi-
She suffers from very severe scolio-
sis, which is slowly crushing her heart
and lungs, as well as respiratory prob-
lems, among others.
She can't walk, talk, or eat on her
own, but the family remains positive,
and celebrate every milestone.
"We have a lot more highs than
lows," Mrs Rutherford said.
"She's brought more to our life, and
we love seeing her achieve the small
steps no-one believed she'd do."
Lyla is doing well, despite the odds
She is a happy girl, and she loves
"She loves themes songs, especially
the Jeep ad," Mrs Rutherford said.
"We try to give her the best life we
Between caring for Lyla, Mrs
Rutherford, with the help of the com-
munity, has also dedicated her time
to raising money for the charities
that have helped throughout Lyla's
life -- Novita and the Women's and
Children's Hospital Foundation.
"I want to help other people, espe-
cially those that don't have the sup-
port that we did," Mrs Rutherford
With another baby on the way,
Mrs Rutherford maintains a
"If you waste your time asking 'why
me?', you miss out on what these
children have brought to your life,"
Brave little Lyla
Gawler - too
lovely to litter
Jessica Rutherford and her daughter Lyla, who is ghting an undiagnosed
PHOTO: Elisabeth Champion
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