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Meet the children your generous donations support directly—hear their stories, meet their families, and see the impact the Foundation has on these young lives. News and media coverage give us the opportunity to share our stories with the broader community, important for continuing to garner support for those who need it the most. Here we share Foundation news that matters the most to people we support, our generous donors, and the broader WA community. 

Our stories.

Move to Improve Perth Children's Hospital Foundation
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Move to Improve

Prescribing ‘exercise as a medicine’ in sick children. A new ground-breaking research project is paving the way for Australia’s first clinical exercise service at Perth Children’s Hospital for children living with chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cerebral palsy or burns related injuries. One in five Australian children lives with a chronic disease that often

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Coles Curing Homesickness
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Curing Homesickness Cards

Kids belong at home, not in hospital. With 90% of children experiencing some level of homesickness while in hospital, our partners Coles are supporting the Curing Homesickness initiative again this year to raise funds for WA sick kids. From today, you can buy a $2 Curing Homesickness card in any Coles supermarket to help raise

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Lily Rare Care Centre
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Lily’s Story

Lily is a happy, confident 12-year-old who is now enjoying a more regular childhood. It hasn’t always been this way. Lily was born with Trichohepatoenteric syndrome, a condition so rare that it only occurs in one person in a million. The extremely rare syndrome affects the hair, liver and intestines. Born prematurely at 34 weeks,

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WA Children's Hospice
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$6 Million Hospice Bequest

WA’s much needed children’s hospice is a step closer thanks to the generosity of Wembley man, John Street. Known as a kind and humble man, the late Mr Street wanted his multi-million estate to be left to something substantial that would benefit society for years to come. Mr Street had a modest upbringing and was

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Rare Care Centre Perth Children's Hospital Foundation
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Rare Care Centre

World-first Rare Care Centre will coordinate rare disease care at Perth Children’s Hospital Western Australia is taking a global leading role in establishing a Rare Care Centre that will provide a holistic model of care for children with rare and undiagnosed diseases. Based at Perth Children’s Hospital, the Centre has secured funding from leading WA

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Surfing Intervention
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Surfing Intervention Pilot Project

Researchers at Perth Children’s Hospital have completed a pilot study which involved the implementation of a surfing intervention with cystic fibrosis and their families. Funded by Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, this study uses the benefit of physical exercise to help benefit kids who are living with chronic conditions, such as cystic fibrosis (CF). Research has

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