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Indianna was diagnosed with clubfoot when her mum, Jennifer, was only 12 weeks pregnant. Clubfoot is the most common congenital deformity, affecting one in 1000 live births around the world. The condition leaves the tendons in the foot shorter than usual, resulting in the foot being twisted out of shape.

1 June 2018 |


Chloe was just a typical, happy, energetic three-year-old, when she suddenly began to stumble a bit while walking. Two weeks later, her Mum, Holly, noticed that her legs felt “cold as ice” and soon after she couldn’t move them at all.

30 May 2018 |


Avid gamer and Melbourne Storm fan, Ethan, was diagnosed with a milk allergy at 10 weeks old but it wasn’t until his first birthday that his family discovered the severity of the allergy when he went anaphylactic shock after accidentally drinking some milk.

16 May 2018 |


Arisha was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma – a cancerous tumour – in her left shoulder in December 2015. After undergoing chemotherapy for two months, Arisha underwent surgery, followed by a further 10 months of chemotherapy. In December 2016, she was given the all-clear.

12 April 2018 |


Eleven-year-old Sam of Tweed Heads doesn’t let his heart problems get in the way of his happiness, even though he has been undergoing heart surgeries since he was six-weeks-old. His most recent surgery has made him, as his mum Natalie says, the “proud owner” of a brand new pacemaker.

28 February 2018 |


Jake, 18, has battled mental health issues since his early teens. When anxiety and depression overshadowed his life, he discovered his love of music and song writing helped boost his recovery.

29 November 2017 |
Last updated: 28 June 2017
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