“The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.” – Unknown
Never was this so true as for Jack (3) and Daisy (almost 1), they share an incredibly close bond. But Jack and Daisy don’t get to spend as much time together as they would like as Daisy was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), a type of cancer that affects blood and bone marrow.
It’s very difficult for them to be apart so much of the time but ...
Temple Grandin said “I am different, not less” and we think this is the best quote to use when we introduce you to our July Warrior – Quinten.
Quinten often feels like he is on the outskirts of social circles with his peers. He sees the other boys his age pair off with their best friends and longs for a day when he will be part of such a close relationship.
At age 11 Quinten has been diagnosed with autism, ADHD, ODD, ...
Today’s story is about two girls, twins in fact, who share the same diagnosis but very different interests.
We have introduced Emily to you before, you may remember her as one of our Little Heroes.
Emily and Reese were born at 29 weeks gestation and at just 4 weeks old Emily was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia, a type of Cerebral Palsy. Her parents were given the news that she might not live, might not walk, and might not ...
In April 2014, Angus started to complain about a sore leg.
He was a normal, active boy – riding bikes and playing footy, so at first his
parents thought nothing of it. But the ache didn’t really go away, and one day
his mum offered to rub his achey leg… And felt a lump. By chance, Angus’s mum
had a childhood friend who was diagnosed with bone cancer 25 years earlier, so
took him to the GP the next day, and told him she thought ...
Brandon was born 9 weeks early with cerebral palsy and takes every challenge head on! He sometimes forgets that he has a disability and unfortunately at school there’s always those few kids they give him grief.
For Brandon’s parents, it was a double shock as his older sister Tayla, who was born three month prematurely, also has cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. Cerebral is that if affects the brain and palsy results in lack ...
When Harlan was just 8 weeks old, he suddenly stopped breathing – going stiff, blue and foaming at the mouth. It was put down to a breath-holding episode, until 4 weeks later when he had a convulsive seizure and his mum had to revive him using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
In hospital he continued to have seizures, and within 48 hours he had lost his ability to coordinate feeding. His swallowing was delayed causing aspirations into his lungs; he developed central apnea ...
With her joyful smile, big blue eyes and super-long eyelashes, Lucy brightens every room she walks into. Her cuddles are her super-power – when Lucy wraps her arms tightly around you, it’s impossible not to feel happy!
Riley is living with chronic lung disease, and is looks forward to celebrating his 7th birthday in January!
He was very sick as a baby and was constantly in and out of hospital. Then he started getting chronic ear infections, to the point where they would ooze puss 24/7. His ENT referred him on to the respiratory department, who discovered he has floppy airways that trap mucus in his lungs, and diagnosed him with CLD.