Injured Adelaide girl meets heroes after backyard drain ordeal
Posted On May 7, 2022
One-year-old Nayvah Walkley was treated to a private performance from her favourite band this week.
It was a dream come true for the little girl as The Wiggles paid a special visit after she fell into a backyard drain in South Australia last month.
The Adelaide girl made headlines across the nation when her foot became wedged in the pipe.
The Wiggles were joined by the team of firefighters who helped rescue the young girl.
During the rescue, the firefighters sung Wiggles songs to keep little Nayvah calm during the near-hour-long rescue.
Red Wiggle Simon Pryce said it was important for the band to come down and give a special performance.
“Nayvah is a very brave little girl,” he said.
Nayvah’s mother Samantha said the media attention the story gained was slightly overwhelming.
“It’s pretty crazy, I didn’t think something so little would become something so big,” she said.
“She’s a Wiggles fanatic, she absolutely loves them.
“Her whole life revolves around the Wiggles.”
For Samantha and older brother Leo, there was extra reason to appreciate the moment.
“The kids lost their father in September, in a car accident in Kersbrook,” she said.
“So we always wanted to bring her to a concert so it was really good to be able to bring her to one.
“I can’t wait until she’s like 18 and 21 and I can show her that she got to meet The Wiggles.”