Category: Ambassadors

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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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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One in five children in Western Australia has a respiratory disease. It is the leading cause of hospitalisation for children under the age of four.   Children with asthma, bronchitis, chronic lung disease and cystic fibrosis present in their hundreds to Perth Children’s Hospital each year.  The numbers are increasing at an alarming rate.  Breathing…

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Born at 23 weeks, twins Eden and Willow Turner were the earliest of surprises for parents Jess and Kale.   After spending time on a ventilator to support her underdeveloped lungs, Eden had difficulty breathing on her own and was sent to PMH for further investigation.   The doctors discovered that Eden had suffered some…

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Malin’s Story

August 6, 2018

The arrival of a baby is a time of great joy and happiness. Parents look forward to welcoming a precious new member of their family. But imagine hearing that your unborn child has a serious medical condition. That they require on-going and intensive treatment and that months of surgery and years of hospital visits lie…

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Your donation can make a life changing difference to child or young person like 15-year-old paraplegic Angus.   In January 2017, Dampier teenager Angus was riding a motorbike near his family home when he was suddenly hit by a kangaroo. Flown to Perth for emergency surgery, doctors later gave his parents Debbie and Craig the…

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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.   Born with one kidney and Vacterl Association, a rare disease that affects multiple organs, Brax suffered a staph infection that put him…

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Joel’s Heroes

April 6, 2018

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes; we’re getting everyone to share their heroes and raise money for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation in our Dare to be a Hero campaign!   16 year old Joel has Cystic Fibrosis and is currently receiving treatment in ward 7Teen. Joel wrote to us to tell us about…

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13 weeks into their first pregnancy, Sarah and Elliott Stephenson received news no parent expects to hear. Their little boy Oliver was diagnosed with Gastroschisis, a birth defect of the abdomen wall. The muscles that make up this wall hadn’t formed properly and his intestines were outside of his body, protruding through a hole where…

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