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Join the Color Run fun!

September 8, 2015

The Color Run, also known as the happiest 5km on the planet is back again this year on Sunday 1 November. It is one of the most fun volunteering opportunities we have all year. Not only do you get to be involved in a great event (without having to run!) but you will also make…

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Mental Health

August 24, 2015

Mental health is one of the top three most important issues for young Western Australians. Four times as many young people now present to Emergency Departments with mental health crises including repeated self-injury and attempted suicide compared to five years ago. Clinical experts recognise that although exercise has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment…

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“Every cough sends a shiver down my spine and every cold they catch puts such pressure on us as we wonder if it is doing any permanent damage to their little lungs.” Dad Gerard describes the worry that comes with being a parent to two little girls with chronic respiratory problems. During her first week…

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Bryce’s story

July 14, 2015

After a busy term at school with swimming lessons and rugby practice, Bryce’s mum Charlean put her son’s lethargy and high fever down to exhaustion or a potential virus. However, on a family walk Bryce showed his mother a large lump under his arm and alarm bells rang. Having had both Charlean and her husband…

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Evelyn’s story

July 14, 2015

While being told her pregnancy was deemed high risk after her 12 week scan 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…

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Dean’s story

July 14, 2015

Nine year old Dean was driving with his family to Esperance for a holiday in April 2012 when a horrific caravan accident changed their lives forever. Dean, who was only six at the time, received the most life-threatening and serious injuries and after an agonising 45 minute wait for the first paramedics to arrive, Dean,…

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Taj’s story

July 14, 2015

Five year old Taj was born on 8 November 2010 with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder that primarily affects the respiratory system, the digestive system and the reproductive system. The condition causes the child’s mucus glands to secrete a very thick and sticky mucus which clogs the tiny air passages in the lungs and traps…

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Mariah’s story

July 14, 2015

Mariah was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder that is characterised by various craniofacial deformities. Due to this condition, Mariah was born with a completely blocked nose and a small jaw that trapped any air that entered through her mouth. Due to her severe breathing difficulties, doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital had…

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