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Why I'm doing Jeans for Genes

Sora’s family have a dream that one day she could see rainbows or dolphins but they know that, without research into her genetic eye disease, that is unlikely. They hope that research could change that outcome for other children and future generations.

Donate now to make a difference for kids like Sora.

Latest updates

01 Aug 2021 by Kanae Yamamoto

Interviewd by SBS and The BEAST

We are interviewed by SBS Japanese and Bondi Local Magazine "The BEAST". Thanks for your great support of Jeans for Genes. All your donations will be used for the research to save children who are suffering from genetic conditions.

SBS Japanese
https://www.sbs.com.au/language/japanese/audio/let-s-see-rainbow-and-dolphines-together-one-day-a-wish-from-a-japanese-mum

THE BEAST
https://thebeast.com.au/other/local-face-jeans-genes-day/?fbclid=IwAR2W1Q4gm7XwCIV3YOEYWxoaspwxfrlCZcnUwwUFJirk5MRDo2nb-lpXGi8
31 Jul 2021 by Kanae Yamamoto

Thank you!

I would like to say Thank you to all the support!!!! We have raised over $5000 so far! :)
Jeans for genes day will be on August 6th. It has been a hard year for everyone again due to lockdown. I hope everyone keeps staying safe. Sending you a big love x
18 Jun 2021 by Kanae Yamamoto

Sora kisses a rose

Sora likes smelling flowers. She kisses a rose. She did same to a rose in centennial park last year and bee sting her... unfortunately she doesn't see a bee in the rose.😢 But Sora doesn't give up! She is very active and likes to challenge many things! Go Sora!
13 Jun 2021 by Kanae Yamamoto

Goal changed to $4000

Thank you so much for all your support. It is so encouraging too see.  Sora and us are so thrilled.

Latest donations

$ 35

Goodstart Currumbin donated at 3 months ago

"Congratulations you've reached $10000 goal!! Good luck Sora ,Kanae and Eric ❤❤❤ Love from Goodstart Currumbin Parents,Children and Staff- a day care on the Gold Coast QLD"

$ 414

Evan Tsang donated at 3 months ago

"Love you Sora!! Let's grow up together :) xoxo"

$ 108.58

Tina Yeung donated at 3 months ago

"Thanks to you Sora, you're a huge inspiration and role model for us! And huge applause to your amazing parents, Kanae and Eric, who shed lights to us in the dark and give us guidance in this magical journey."

$ 261

Kathy Johnsun donated at 3 months ago

"From my Zoom Bootcamp Crew to you Sora, we hope you receive ongoing financial support long after this wonderful annual charity representing Jeans for Genes Day has finished. We love you loads! Love Aunty Kathy"

$ 53

Lucia Echevarria donated at 3 months ago

$ 55.33

Kate Odonnell donated at 3 months ago

$ 55.33

Isabella & David donated at 3 months ago

"Thanks for being such an inspiration Kanae. We love our days with you at the cottage. Sending a big virtual hug to Sora!"

$ 53

Sandra Von Der Heyden donated at 3 months ago

$ 104.40

Uncle John, Aunty Cintia, Lucinda And Cristina donated at 3 months ago

"We are so excited you are one of the faces for the Jeans for Genes campaign, shine bright darling Sora. Show the world your gorgeous smile and beautiful spirit. You are going far! All the best Kanae and Eric, your will and determination to make a difference for Sora and as advocate for the campaign is an inspiration to us. We love you lots, Sora"

$ 74.59

Bondi Beach Cottage Daycare ?? donated at 3 months ago

$ 20.88

Andrea Peña Rojas donated at 3 months ago

$ 55.33

Henry And Auguste donated at 3 months ago

$ 212.98

Matched Gift donated at 3 months ago

"Your donation has been doubled"

$ 212.98

The Children Of St Mary's Ccc donated at 3 months ago

"Thank you for being our friend x"

$ 31.32

Matched Gift donated at 3 months ago

"Your donation has been doubled"

$ 31.32

Mile Johanna Peña Rojas donated at 3 months ago

"Dear Sora, you are amazing and strong."

$ 108.58

Matched Gift donated at 3 months ago

"Your donation has been doubled"

$ 108.58

Anonymous donated at 3 months ago

$ 26.10

Matched Gift donated at 3 months ago

"Your donation has been doubled"

$ 26.10

Anonymous donated at 3 months ago

"Best wishes to you and your beautiful family Sora!"

$ 55.33

Matched Gift donated at 3 months ago

"Your donation has been doubled"

$ 55.33

Imran And Reyhan donated at 3 months ago

"Lots of love to our darling Sora ❤️ Uncle Imran and Aunty Rey."

$ 20

Matched Gift donated at 3 months ago

"Your donation has been doubled"

$ 20

Studio Commercial Photography donated at 3 months ago

"It was fantastic to meet you Sora when we did your photos for Jeans for Genes!"

$ 78.30

Matched Gift donated at 3 months ago

"Your donation has been doubled"

$ 78.30

Kyoko Bower donated at 3 months ago

"Love from Goodstart Currumbin parents, children and staff, a day care centre on the Gold Coast QLD❤❤❤❤❤"

$ 89.78

Matched Gift donated at 3 months ago

"Your donation has been doubled"

$ 89.78

Brian Sevier donated at 3 months ago

"Love you Sora!"

$ 89.78

Matched Gift donated at 3 months ago

"Your donation has been doubled"

$ 89.78

Fiona Banks donated at 3 months ago

"Dear Sora (Kanae and Dad), such a privilege for us to have you in the Koala room. Thank you for teaching Lenny about jeans for genes day! And doing the very important job of raising money for research. Much love, Lenny, Fiona and Nick Banks xx (koala room family)"

$ 104

Lucy + Andrew Misios donated at 3 months ago

$ 20.88

Kirsty Harris donated at 3 months ago

"🙏💓"

$ 53

Henry Pillinger (+ Georgia And Neil) donated at 3 months ago

$ 52.20

Joshua donated at 3 months ago

$ 55.33

Zhe Rui donated at 3 months ago

"Hope this help!"

$ 208.80

Avery Ling donated at 3 months ago

"Dear Sora, you light up the world all around you. I love your beautiful smile and charming personality. I love you ❤"

$ 25

Anonymous donated at 4 months ago

$ 108.58

Vivian Lam donated at 4 months ago

$ 55.33

Skye donated at 4 months ago

"Dear Sora, I love playing with you and you give great hugs. Love Skye x"

$ 89.78

Anna Mcgeoch donated at 4 months ago

"Hello Kanae, Sora and Dad It’s a pleasure for us to donate and be a part of the advocacy and research that may help Sora and others like her. She lights up the classroom and is the most incredible little person. Our boy Jack has been in the Joeys room and now is in the Koala room with her."

$ 41.76

Ashleigh Simon donated at 4 months ago

$ 26.10

Kagan Kok donated at 4 months ago

"I am keeping a hope that Sora will see her beautiful mum and dad one day and wish the same hope all other kids who suffer silently from a situation like that."

$ 146.16

Kathy Zumba donated at 4 months ago

"Happy Birthday Kanae! We love you Sora, Love Aunty Kathy"

$ 104

James Druce donated at 4 months ago

$ 62.64

Kyoko Bower donated at 4 months ago

"Thanks for having us in Kathy's Zumba class!! From Poppy, Matt and Kyoko"

$ 20.88

Anonymous donated at 4 months ago

$ 20.88

Johan Kauffmann donated at 4 months ago

$ 20.88

Grace Fennessy donated at 4 months ago

$ 815

Anonymous donated at 4 months ago

$ 50

Elly Zumba donated at 4 months ago

$ 20.88

Sarah Upatham donated at 4 months ago

"Go Sora! Talented sweet little lady 💗sending lots of love"

$ 20.88

Sarah De Szoeke Zumba donated at 4 months ago

$ 55.33

Rebecca Ward donated at 4 months ago

"Thank you Sora for teaching me so much x"

$ 55.33

Molly Mcguigan donated at 4 months ago

$ 55.33

Charmaine + Zumba donated at 4 months ago

$ 500

Suzu Muraki donated at 4 months ago

"I am sending my sincere prayer for Sora to have a bright future."

$ 55.33

Gabriele Munro donated at 4 months ago

$ 55.33

Junko H donated at 4 months ago

"You are absolutely amazing!"

$ 53

Diane Fang donated at 4 months ago

"加油! がんばってください!"

$ 55.33

Dimitra Psiroukis donated at 4 months ago

"Love u beautiful Sora, u are my hero ❤️"

$ 108.58

Ozgur Turkyucel donated at 4 months ago

$ 31.32

Anonymous donated at 5 months ago

$ 55.33

Sarah Cowen donated at 5 months ago

"Congratulations on reaching your target, an amazing result. Love to you all Sarah, Dan and Myla (koala room) Xxx"

$ 31.32

Hiroko Brimo donated at 5 months ago

$ 89.78

Anonymous donated at 5 months ago

$ 108.58

Anonymous donated at 5 months ago

$ 52.20

Anonymous donated at 5 months ago

$ 31.32

Therese donated at 5 months ago

"Go Sora!!!! 💜💜💜"

$ 200

Franziska, Yves Joss donated at 5 months ago

$ 53

Lisa Adamik donated at 5 months ago

"I hope this research will help you Sora and other children. Thanks for sharing your love of music with me! Lisa :)"

$ 55.33

Hamish, Valeria, Anders, And Georgiana donated at 5 months ago

"With love, from Anders and family"

$ 108.58

Hannah Chadwick donated at 5 months ago

$ 55.33

Masayo Koyama donated at 5 months ago

"Dear Sora Thank you for sharing your lovely and beautiful energy always♡ I hope the research will help Sora and other children’s future. Love"

$ 55.33

Yuko.s donated at 5 months ago

"I hope the research will help Sora and other children future! Good luck."

$ 89.78

Caroline Morris donated at 5 months ago

"Dear Sora, You look very pretty in the photos they took with your jeans on !! 📸👖 😍😍 Caroline❌⭕️"

$ 55.33

Akie Marina Toyama donated at 5 months ago

"Dear Sora, I have learnt about you from Tomoko in Sydney who posted in her page. My grandmother had lost her eyesight after her 50s and I can imagine how much it would be to keep your vision, I will pray for your success and wishing you all the happiness!"

$ 100

Tomoko F Stipproweit donated at 5 months ago

"Dear Sora Thank U so much for giving us beautiful smile of hope always to all of us! You hav an incredible, brilliant, & happy future that your wonderful parents & we lool forward to see!! Lots of love, Nina, Holger, & Tomoko xx 🌈😊☺😉🌻"

$ 55.33

Anonymous donated at 5 months ago

$ 89.78

Ian Garradd donated at 5 months ago

"Good luck Sora:)"

$ 53

Danielle Smith donated at 5 months ago

"🤍🤍🤍"

$ 208.80

Andrea Parfitt donated at 5 months ago

"Here's to rainbows and dolphins ......"

$ 156.60

Edna Sarkied donated at 5 months ago

$ 104

Edward Campbell donated at 5 months ago

$ 208.80

David Dela Cruz donated at 5 months ago

"From Harvey"

$ 89.78

Family Onnes donated at 5 months ago

$ 208.80

Kazu Yuni Kawabe donated at 5 months ago

$ 208.80

Aya Smith donated at 5 months ago

$ 26.10

Sherri Schulz donated at 5 months ago

$ 250

Joe Sara Dave Bold donated at 5 months ago

$ 53

Angela Burrill & Anderson (koala) donated at 5 months ago

$ 55.33

Tomoko Mclachlan donated at 5 months ago

$ 55.33

Joanne Mike Liv Zoe & Max (koala) donated at 5 months ago

"A beautiful girl! Thanks for raising awareness and giving future hope xxx"

$ 55.33

Christie, Martin, Lily, And Danny (koala) donated at 5 months ago

"Go Sora!!!"

$ 55.33

Carina donated at 5 months ago

"Wishing you all the best, beautiful Sora!"

$ 52.20

Peter Martin Flaherty donated at 5 months ago

$ 55.33

Anonymous donated at 5 months ago

$ 55.33

Gemma Flaherty donated at 5 months ago

$ 208.80

Kazuo Trusler donated at 5 months ago

$ 104

On The Tree Nami Kinoshita donated at 5 months ago

$ 261

Jack Parfitt donated at 5 months ago

$ 52.20

Anonymous donated at 5 months ago

$ 104

Anonymous donated at 5 months ago

$ 104.40

Jessica Haines donated at 5 months ago

"Sora your such a beautiful girl and so so talented! We hope our little Harvey will meet you one day. You are an inspiration to us all."

$ 100

Khim Ly donated at 5 months ago

"I pray that oneday they will find the cure soon so you can see the world through your own eyes. Love you Sora & your wonderful parents😁"

My Achievements

Created a Team

Reached 25% of fundraising target

Reached 50% of fundraising target

Reached 75% of fundraising target

Reached 90% of fundraising target

Reached 100% of fundraising target

Set a higher target for myself

Made a self-donation

Shared on social media

Uploaded Profile Picture

Received 5 donations

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