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Shelby is a Mega-Fun volunteer who volunteers her time one day a week in the Megazone play area at Princess Margaret Hospital.   Volunteering is more than just about helping others. It’s also a great opportunity to get out into the community, meet new people and develop a wide range of skills. Volunteering and doing…

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Regular PCH Foundation volunteer Luke has given giant high-fives, auctioned cherries and ridden on a fire truck with Father Christmas.   For over four years Luke has found time outside of his full time job and other commitments to volunteer with PCH Foundation by regularly bringing Stitches Bear, our cuddly mascot, to life. We spoke…

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Flynn spent the first 18 months of life living with atopic eczema.  His tiny body was covered in angry, red blotches.  He would spend hours scratching to the point of bleeding and found it difficult to sleep for more than an hour at time.   In Western Australia, approximately 6,000 babies are affected by eczema…

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Almost 11,000 children are seen each year by specialists in the ENT Clinic at the hospital, reviewing conditions involving the ear, nose, sinuses, throat and airways.   Nasopharyngoscopes are used to evaluate children with airway, voice, swallowing and breathing problems. Between five and ten procedures using these scopes are performed each day.   While the…

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With the welcome news that water quality issues that have plagued the new hospital have finally been solved, all staff and patients and families can look forward to Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) opening in a matter of weeks!   PCH will have a staged opening, with the first patients receiving care in May and a…

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One of the most rewarding experiences at Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is seeing one of our little Ambassadors living his healthiest and happiest life, and that is certainly the case with Brax.   Born with one kidney and Vacterl Association, a rare disease that affects multiple organs, Brax suffered a staph infection that put him…

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Angus suffered irreparable damage to his spine in a motorbike accident near his family home in Dampier. He became a paraplegic after colliding with a kangaroo, changing his world forever. After three months of rehabilitation at Princess Margaret Hospital, Angus was given the chance to “walk” again. With the help of an exoskeleton ReWalk device,…

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Join us as one of our amazing Fun on Four Volunteers! We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and reliable people to assist in the new Perth Children’s Hospital’s ‘Fun on Four’ play area as a Fun on Four Volunteer!   Fun on Four is an integral part of Perth Children’s Hospital, offering patients, siblings and parents a…

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Joel’s Heroes

April 6, 2018

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes; we’re getting everyone to share their heroes and raise money for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation in our Dare to be a Hero campaign!   16 year old Joel has Cystic Fibrosis and is currently receiving treatment in ward 7Teen. Joel wrote to us to tell us about…

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13 weeks into their first pregnancy, Sarah and Elliott Stephenson received news no parent expects to hear. Their little boy Oliver was diagnosed with Gastroschisis, a birth defect of the abdomen wall. The muscles that make up this wall hadn’t formed properly and his intestines were outside of his body, protruding through a hole where…

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