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Grace

Grace was born a non-identical twin at 29 weeks with anotia (absent ear) and aural atresia (absent ear canal), which meant she was missing the entire ear on her right side.

2 June 2021 |

Isabelle

Isabelle thrived in her first three months of life but her great start ended suddenly and dramatically just before Christmas 2020 when she fell ill with a severe lung infection.

30 April 2021 |

Harmony

Harmony’s heart story began when she was still inside her mother’s womb which she shared with her twin sister, Mya.

15 April 2021 |

Aliona

When Aliona started feeling breathless, she thought it was just a sign she was unfit. She never expected doctors would find a tumour the size of a rockmelon pressing on her heart and lung.

14 April 2021 |

Asha

Seventeen-year-old Asha was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer that mostly affects children and young people.

21 December 2020 |

Spencer

Spencer was playing happily with his truck at his Brisbane home one day when he tried and failed to stand up. Earlier that day in 2019 Spencer, who was three days away from his second birthday, had fallen over suddenly.

1 September 2020 |
Last updated: 27 June 2017
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