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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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Swimming for the kids

December 12, 2017

At five months of age, Robbie Buchan contracted Meningoccoccal B Septicaemia. He spent the next 18 months in PMH – two months in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and sixteen months in the Burns Unit.   Robbie tragically lost most of his arms and legs, but burns specialist Dr Fiona Wood and her team managed…

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At only 6 weeks of age, Alexey was rushed to emergency, after he experienced a stroke, with large amounts of bleeding to the brain. “If not for PMH, Alexey would not have survived,” states Alexey’s parents.   His initial stroke destroyed almost half of his brain, leaving him with Cerebral Palsy, along with vision loss…

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Next Steps Project

November 29, 2017

Every 15 hours, an Australian child is born with Cerebral Palsy. Thanks to the generosity of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation donors, research is currently underway to find new and innovative ways to provide treatment to children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.   Cerebral Palsy is a movement disorder that affects people in different ways and can…

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