Community members gather for #savekayban march on August 10

Hundreds of South-West community members marched up and down Victoria Street on Saturday for a noble cause.

Crowds gathered at Anzac Park on Saturday, August 10 to help Kayban Jamshaad, 3, and his family.

The three-year-old boy has severe haemophilia and an acquired brain injury.

He requires weekly medication and assistance to manage his spastic quadriplegia, visual impairment, seizure disorder, and developmental delays.

Kayban is now facing deportation from Bunbury to the Maldives because of his disability.

Without proper care and assistance, he will likely suffer serious health issues.

More than 300 residents participated in the #savekayban march, which saw them all walk through Bunbury's CBD before returning to Anzac Park.

The crowd heard from community members, ECU South-West campus social work lecturer Marrilyn Palmer, and Bunbury MLA Don Punch.

Kayban's mother Shizleen Aishath said they were overwhelmed by the community's support.

"We are very hopeful, but be don't know what's going to happen," she said.

"Kayban is not a number - the legislation that he is being penalised against needs to be more humane."

The tribunal hearing will be held on Thursday, August 29.

Head to to sign the petition or visit the Save Kayban Facebook page to find out more.