June Warrior – Riley

Riley is an energetic and cheeky  7-year-old and is currently in year three at school. Riley has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy which is neurological condition which can cause a range of motor and movement disabilities. He also has Epilepsy which is  a chronic disorder that causes recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain.

Riley  also has autism and an intellectual disability. Riley is brave but he has to have lots of medical appointments, and he suffers extreme anxiety around anything ...

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May Warrior Mahalia

Mahalia is 8 years old and the sister of last month’s warrior Morgan who was is diagnosed at 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Mahalia is such a caring little soul who looks after Morgan’s and feels her pain.

Childhood cancer treatment takes it’s toll on all family members including siblings who experience the effects of the treatment and the changes in family life. Morgan’s treatment means Mahalia’s mum often has to spend nights in hospital away from Mahalia. This is hard ...

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April Warrior – Morgan

Morgan is a hilarious little character with an amazing smile. She was diagnosed at 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Morgan receives regular chemotherapy at the Children’s Hospital to treat the cancer. The beginning of her treatment was horrific. The doctors were unsure of her cancer type and she had a reaction to platelets. Morgan has had many long stays in the hospital. The long stints in the hospital have ...

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March’s Warrior – Addison

Addison is an energetic, mischievous, caring, sensitive child who loves Irish Dancing, babies and looking after her younger cousins. She is 10 years old, and lives with congenital kyphosis and scoliosis. Scoliosis is an S or C-shaped spinal deformity where the spine curves sideways. Kyphosis is an increase in the forward curvature of the spine.

Addison’s older brother was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when she was two, and she took on the role of nurse Addison to care for her ...

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February’s Warrior -Imogen

Imogen is a happy, loud, beautiful and full-spirited three-year-old little girl she has lots of empathy and wants to cuddle other kids. Imogen has an extremely rare condition, (one of 3 in Western Australia), called Fanconi anaemia. This disorder prevents the bone marrow from making enough new blood cells for the body to work eventually leading to aplastic anaemia. It can cause a range of physical problems, including bone marrow failure, organ problems and increased likelihood of cancer. She also ...

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January Warrior -Sienna-Violet

Sienna-Violet is such a vibrant little girl, she is adored by everyone that meets her. On the 26th of May 2020, Sienna-Violet was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukaemia (ALL) a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Sienna-Violet is currently receiving chemotherapy and in the beginning, she spent almost a whole month in hospital on intravenous medications, now she has frequent outpatient appointments for treatment, some days we are there for the entire day from 7.30am, until ...

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5 Things to Consider When Moving with a Child with a Disability

Roughly 4 million Australians live with some kind of disability, from limitations with movement to low or impaired vision. People with disabilities, especially children, need a different kind of home—one that helps them live a safe, independent and supported life. If you and your family are looking for a new home, one that can accommodate your child’s disability, this guide is a good reference for considerations specific to your child’s situation.

Talking to Your Child About Moving

Be as transparent as you can be with your child about what ...

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December Warrior-Thomas

Thomas is a very sweet and caring little boy. Little brother to Oli, and proud big brother to his new baby sister, Elsie. He’s super brave and takes everything in his stride. When Thomas was two he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer where cells don’t grow probably and develop into a sarcoma tumour. His tumour was located close to his jaw which caused the nerves in his face to never develop correctly. He underwent two surgeries ...

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November Warrior- Sam

Sam is a kind and gentle three year old boy who loves sisters Nadia (who lives with her mum in Melbourne) and Mia.  In February this year he was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow and began treatment with intensive chemotherapy. 

Sam spent the first 2 weeks of his chemotherapy in hospital. He then spent 5 days at home and was able celebrated his 3rd birthday with his family, before returning ...

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October Warrior-Fleur

Fleur was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2018 when she was 12 years old and had to have major surgery to remove a large brain tumour. Unfortunately, before and during the surgery Fleur had several strokes which have left her paralysed completely on her right side.

While she was incredibly brave throughout treatment, it was hard for her to walk and move about. Over the last year(s) she received intensive physio, speech and occupational therapy and special medication to manage ...

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