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Five-year-old Maggie of Rockhampton was diagnosed with achondroplasia – a genetic disorder that results in dwarfism – via ultrasound when she was 31 weeks in utero. Her condition was then confirmed by a blood test when she was three-years-old.

29 October 2018 |


Ten-month-old Olivia of Oakey was born 13 weeks early on Christmas Day in 2017, with parents Tash and Nigel calling her their “Christmas miracle”. Born via an emergency caesarean after Tash suffered a haemorrhage, she weighed just 1100 grams.

26 October 2018 |


Just like any other baby girl, Piper from Redland Bay underwent a routine newborn screening test shortly after she was born in March 2014. When Piper’s mum, Liz, took the phone call to hear the results of that test, the last thing she expected to hear was that Piper had been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

3 October 2018 |


Two-year-old Zayden of the Sunshine Coast was just three weeks old when his mum, Adele, noticed some things weren’t quite right – he’d been having issues eating, and his eyes were flickering.

26 September 2018 |


It was during an ultrasound at 18 weeks gestation that the parents of 17-year-old Kuraby triplet, Mark, found out he had a neural tube defect, where the foetal spinal column doesn’t close completely. His parents were told they should enjoy the short time they would have with him, but Mark was a fighter from the very beginning.

21 September 2018 |


When Chelsy was just 17-months-old, her mum, Nicole, had some concerns regarding Chelsy’s development – particularly with the way her ribs were forming. Two months later, she was diagnosed with a very rare genetic condition.

20 September 2018 |
Last updated: 27 June 2017
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