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The Big Splash WA initiative has been developed in response to the alarming increase in the number of children and young people presenting to Emergency Departments with self-harm and attempted suicide – a 400% increase in the last five years.   Developed in conjunction with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, this initiative is…

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The Maritime Union of Australia Youth Committee originally contacted our Community Fundraising Manager in November, hoping to raise some money to contribute towards the Christmas celebrations at PMH, and thought they may be able to raise $2,000 to $3,000.   It was also an opportunity for union member Ryan Furtado, the Western Australian Youth Representative…

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WA kids have the opportunity to learn more about coins and coin collecting through The Perth Mint’s Young Collectors initiative. They can start their very own coin collecting journey while collecting coins themselves for sick kids in hospital.   Displayed beautifully in a presentation album, the Mythical Creatures set and Backyard Bugs set contain nine…

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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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Conor’s Story

January 23, 2018

At 13 years of age, Conor has experienced more medical procedures than most people go through in a lifetime.   He was born with Systemic Lymphangiectasia, a very rare medical condition that results in swelling throughout his body, a lowered immune system and the collection of fluid in his chest and abdomen.   Due to…

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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans can be potentially sight saving and lifesaving in certain eye conditions. They are effectively an optical ultrasound that use light rays to produce three dimensional images from within the eye. This allows retinal disorders such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, and even some eye cancers to be diagnosed with far…

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Foundation ambassador mums, Laura and Cara, have two things in common – the fragile health of their daughters, Charlotte and Hilary, and their location. They both live in Northam, one and a half hours from Perth. (From Left – Cara holding Hilary and Laura holding Charlotte)   Laura’s daughter Charlotte was born with a diaphragmatic…

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Mental health is one of the three most important issues for young Western Australians.   Compared to five years ago, four times as many young people now present to Emergency Departments with mental health crises including repeated self-injury and attempted suicide.   The message from mental health experts was clear, prevention and early intervention is…

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It takes up to 50 hours for Melaney and Brent Goodall to transform their house in Hocking from a regular family home to Spooky Hall, a Halloween masterpiece!   It has become a tradition for the community to come along and experience the wonderful lights, decorations and entertainment while raising much needed funds for the…

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