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for WA's sick children.

The Foundation on the frontline

Sometimes you need to get up close to see what's really needed

There is power in the stories we share. Here, you can learn about Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation from the stories we and others tell.

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. Our blog page is a place where we share Foundation news that matters the most to the people we support, our generous donors, and the broader WA community.

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries related to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation please email our Media and Content Manager Samantha Mills at samantha.mills@pchf.org.au or call on 0411 241 475.

Our Stories.

Perth Children's Hospital Foundation Christmas Appeal
Meet The Kids

Help kids like Sam fight cancer this Christmas.

Sam’s mum Kelly was completely heartbroken when she heard the news that her little boy was diagnosed with leukaemia at just 2 years old. With his type of leukaemia, Sam has gone through six stages of treatment. From steroids twice a day to chemotherapy every day. During Sam’s intense treatment at Perth Children’s Hospital he

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Perth Children's Hospital Foundation Christmas Appeal
Meet The Kids

Help kids like Imogen fight cancer this Christmas.

Just after Imogen was born, her mum Rachel and dad Russ received the devastating news that doctors had found some physical abnormalities and wanted to do genetic testing. They’ll never forget hearing that their precious new baby daughter had a serious and life-threatening disorder. But one of the hardest things was being told she would

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Perth Children's Hospital Foundation
Meet The Kids

Lareia’s Story

Lareia was born with Biliary Atresia, a condition in infants where the bile ducts inside and outside the liver are scarred and blocked. Bile can’t flow through into the intestine, so bile builds up in the liver causing damage. The most effective treatment for this condition is a liver transplant. First time parents Elyse and

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Gut microbiota in neonates with gastrointestinal surgical conditions
Ground-Breaking Research

A better start for our littlest patients

For many practical, high impact research ideas, gaining the initial funding to start work can be harder than it should be. Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is working to ensure seed funding is available for projects like the recent study by Dr Shripada Rao and colleagues, who conducted research on gut microbiota in babies born with

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Vevo Ultrasound
Innovative Equipment and Technology

World-leading technology for the children of WA

Providing funding for cutting-edge technology is one way Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation ensures that Perth Children’s Hospital has access to the best possible equipment and technology that improves diagnosis and treatment outcomes, shortens waiting periods for families and allows for a better standard of paediatric care. In deciding which ultrasound probe to use, clinicians often

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BCG Vaccine
Ground-Breaking Research

Cracking the code to save children’s lives worldwide

Once again proving that collaboration is the best way to see fundamental changes to children’s health outcomes, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation has co-funded with Telethon Kids Institute, the work of Professor Tobias Kollmann, who leads the Systems Vaccinology team at Telethon Kids Institute. Alongside Dr Nelly Amenyogbe and their international team of colleagues, Professor Kollmann

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