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Their Stories Matter

August 20, 2019

Your support makes a big difference – and their stories matter. See below the impact our Foundation and donors have made to the lives of sick kids around WA.   robotic arm In 2014, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation funded Australia’s first Paediatric Robotic Arm used by the Kids Rehab WA team’s occupational therapists. In 2017,…

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Do you hate waiting for answers? Could you live with a sense of suspense every day? 500,000 Australian children live with rare diseases. Like nine year old Lily, many thousands of them don’t even have a diagnosis. Every day is spent in constant uncertainty, not knowing what tomorrow will bring. Getting a diagnosis can take…

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Walking into the Emergency Department at the Perth Children’s Hospital with their sick two-year-old daughter Amelia, Brianna and Russell felt almost embarrassed about their concerns for her.   “I originally thought that Amelia was dehydrated from a tummy bug,” says Brianna. “I honestly thought I was overreacting… I thought the doctors were going to tell…

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Sisters Kayla and Jasmine have a powerful reason to run this year in the 2019 HBF Run for a Reason.   At just three weeks of age, Kayla’s infant daughter Scarlette contracted late onset group B streptococcus, a bacteria commonly found in the intestines. In most people, this infection requires a course of antibiotics, but…

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Meet Noah

March 26, 2019

Claire had five weeks left until her due date when she couldn’t feel her baby moving inside her and knew something wasn’t right.     She called her local hospital and a few hours later little Noah made his dramatic entrance into the world. Born by an emergency caesarean, Noah needed to be resuscitated as…

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Zoe’s fight

March 26, 2019

Zoe needed to be brave from the moment she arrived in the world.   After her mum Erin went into labour, doctors found Zoe was distressed. She was delivered by an emergency caesarean at St John of God Hospital then rushed into Perth Children’s Hospital for urgent tests.   Unfortunately Zoe had Meconium Aspiration Syndrome,…

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Your support will make a huge difference to the lives of sick children like Samuel.   Samuel’s mother Martina was 20 weeks pregnant when she went in for a scheduled scan. She was on her own without her husband Dan, expecting the ordinary update she’d received with their older children. “Getting the diagnosis, it came…

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The Euroz Big Walk for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation on Sunday 17 March is a chance for our community to come together, have fun and raise money for sick kids in hospital.   Over the years, the Euroz Big Walk has raised more than $1 million for the Foundation, and it’s the ongoing support of…

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Perth Spud King Tony Galati is the proud owner of the state’s most expensive cherries after he placed a bid of $100,000 for a 5kg box of cherries at the annual Market City Charity Cherry Auction on Friday 14 December.   The auction, which raised a record-breaking total of $135,450 for the Perth Children’s Hospital…

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Local motorcycle club the Guardians of Innocence are putting their money where their wheels are to support kids at Perth Children’s Hospital.   In November 2015, a couple of mates decided to combine their love and enjoyment of riding their Harley Davidson’s, with helping others, specifically kids. They noticed that kids would get very excited…

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