Brax’s brave battle

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.

Brax with his dad Gary and mum Brooke


Born with one kidney and Vacterl Association, a rare disease that affects multiple organs, Brax suffered a staph infection that put him into renal failure. He endured dialysis for four hours, three times a week for over a year before his mother, Brooke was confirmed as a suitable kidney donor.


Six months on, Brax and Brooke have come through the transplant process without complication.


“Recovery was expected to be between two weeks and a month or more,” explained Brooke.


Brax was discharged just eight days after surgery. It can sometimes take the transplanted kidney a while to start working properly, but his was functioning perfectly before they even closed him up in theatre!


Brax and his mum Brooke, six months after the transplant


“We want to say thanks to everyone involved in Brax’s care at the hospital. From the dialysis nurses, surgeons, doctors to the volunteers and all those that work behind the scenes to organise activities and events that put a smile on our little boy’s face”.


“We wouldn’t have got through this without the amazing team at PMH and the incredible support they get from Foundation donors.”


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