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Eliana

What started as a fun family outing for 17-month Eliana, of Bundaberg, ended in a painful admission to emergency because someone did not take the time to safely extinguish their camp fire. Eliana suffered second degree burns to her right hand and foot when she innocently walked over a hidden campfire that had been covered in sand.

11 June 2019 |

Niall

Niall, of Carina, has not had the easiest start in life. He is one of only 11 people in the world living with Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase deficiency (CACT) - an extremely rare, life-threatening metabolic condition, which prevents the body from breaking down long chain fatty acids required to make energy.

10 June 2019 |

Alice

Having been born with a hearing loss, three-year-old Alice from Wynnum just loves her bi-lateral cochlear implants, or ‘new ears’ as she calls them.

7 June 2019 |

Isabel

Twelve-year-old Kenmore Hills local, Isabel, was diagnosed with dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) at the age of 10. EB is a genetic skin condition caused by a mutated gene, which makes skin very fragile and creates blistering, scarring, bleeding, bruises and scabs.

22 May 2019 |

Patrick

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 |
Last updated: 27 June 2017
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