Category: Ambassadors

One in five children in Western Australia has a respiratory disease. It is the leading cause of hospitalisation for children under the age of four.   Children with asthma, bronchitis, chronic lung disease and cystic fibrosis present in their hundreds to Perth Children’s Hospital each year.  The numbers are increasing at an alarming rate.  Breathing…

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Born at 23 weeks, twins Eden and Willow Turner were the earliest of surprises for parents Jess and Kale.   After spending time on a ventilator to support her underdeveloped lungs, Eden had difficulty breathing on her own and was sent to PMH for further investigation.   The doctors discovered that Eden had suffered some…

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Malin’s Story

August 6, 2018

The arrival of a baby is a time of great joy and happiness. Parents look forward to welcoming a precious new member of their family. But imagine hearing that your unborn child has a serious medical condition. That they require on-going and intensive treatment and that months of surgery and years of hospital visits lie…

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Your donation can make a life changing difference to child or young person like 15-year-old paraplegic Angus.   In January 2017, Dampier teenager Angus was riding a motorbike near his family home when he was suddenly hit by a kangaroo. Flown to Perth for emergency surgery, doctors later gave his parents Debbie and Craig the…

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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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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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With one jump, Romeo’s life changed forever.   Late last year Romeo and his twin sister Isabelle were enjoying a family visit to Jakarta with their dad, Lochlan and aunt, Kirrianna. Splashing in and out of their hotel pool and having fun like typical three year olds, no-one could have foreseen the tragic events that…

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Tayla and Brandon are not your typical siblings. Tayla is a keen horse rider and swimmer and Brandon enjoys basketball and AFL, and has recently been awarded musical scholarships for his drumming. Both have Cerebral Palsy.   Born prematurely five years apart, Tayla and Brandon have spent their childhood in and out of Princess Margaret…

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Evelyn’s Story

January 23, 2018

While being told her pregnancy was deemed high risk was a shock, Leana and her husband Kyle knew that remaining calm and centred would give their unborn child, Evelyn, the best possible chance.   Leana’s 12 week scan showed that Evelyn had gastroschisis, a condition which caused her intestines to protrude through a hole in…

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