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Like other teenage boys, 14-year-old Patrick loves sport, gaming and chatting with friends. However, his mum Karen noticed from an early age, that Patrick seemed unable to regulate his emotions, and regularly felt stressed and anxious.

20 May 2019 |

Aaliyah and Mya

Eleven-year-old Aaliyah and her sister Mya, 9, of Spring Mountain have a lot in common like their love of playing, puzzles and adventuring outside – and cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition that affects the lungs and digestive system.

3 May 2019 |


Harry was six months old when he tried egg for the very first time. Two hours later, Harry vomited continuously until he turned white, cold and floppy. What his mum Marley initially thought was just an upset tummy turned out to be a life-threatening allergic reaction.

10 April 2019 |


In November 2017 Isla, her mum Katie, and ten-week-old brother Flynn were getting ready for a day out when Isla had her first seizure. “She went blank and unresponsive – it was one of the scariest moments of my life as a mother,” Katie said.

25 March 2019 |


George is your typical mischievous, dinosaur-loving three-year-old, who considers himself to be the fifth wiggle.

21 March 2019 |


Madison was just four-years-old when she developed a rash that was eventually diagnosed as juvenile dermatomyositis – a rare autoimmune inflammatory muscle disorder which causes a red rash and progressive muscle weakness.

15 March 2019 |
Last updated: 27 June 2017
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