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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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |
Last updated: 27 June 2017
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