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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 |


Tyler, 13, loves performing card tricks, magic and playing the drums, with his clever hand skills all the more amazing because he almost lost his entire left hand.

27 October 2017 |


Moana-Lynne was diagnosed with bilateral, severe-to-profound hearing loss at birth but she hasn’t let that hold her back. Now 18 months old and fitted with bilateral cochlear implants, the Brisbane toddler is making great progress.

4 October 2017 |


Over the first few months of her life, Lucy was in hospital nearly every two weeks after being diagnosed with Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus. Lucy’s parents Matt and Inga say she is the ‘shining light’ of their family and refuses to let Spina Bifida dampen her determination and zest for life.

7 September 2017 |


The Oncology Department at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital has a 'Ringing Out' bell for children who have completed treatment. Bayley has seen numerous kids ring this bell so it was wonderful to see him do it as well, and with so much happiness!

9 August 2017 |
Last updated: 28 June 2017
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