Can you help Terra gain more independence?


HIXSON, Tenn (WDEF) – Terra Nunley was born with Apert Syndrome , this severely limits her mobility.

Her family is trying to raise money to help her gain more independence.

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Terra is an 8 year old girl who is wanting to become more independent but due to her limited mobility every day bedroom and bathroom items make that difficult.

Her family is trying to get Terra a walk in shower and a special shower head fitted to her so she can learn to wash her own hair.

Terra’s stepfather says though she may be physically disabled she is not mentally disable and would like to become more independent.

“She is cognitive of the fact that she looks different. Unfortunately for us to have all the accouterments that she would need because
she is a little girl, she wants her hair to look good. She wants to be able to dress and clean herself. Without elbows she is not able to do that,” says Andrew Condrey, Terra’s stepfather.

Terra’s family says they understand a lot is going on in the world right now it doesn’t mean other medical struggles stop existing.

For a link to the go fund me go click here.

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Joeli Poole joined the WDEF News 12 Team in April 2019 as a Reporter and Producer. You can find her reporting during the week and when not on camera; she's producing the 6 and 11 shows. Joeli grew up with a love for reporting, starting in middle school. She has been the anchor for her middle and high school TV stations, along with the Sports Anchor for her College TV Station. Joeli grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved to Tennessee when she 10 years old. She went to Cleveland Middle school and Walker Valley High School. She graduated in May of 2019 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in Communications. Being from the area, Joeli loves being able to help tell the stories of her community. In her spare time, Joeli enjoys watching her LSU Tigers, hiking, and playing with her dog. Feel free to email any story ideas at