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Genevieve

Genevieve was born with the rare genetic disease alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD), an incurable condition which limits the body’s production of a protein that protects the lungs and liver from damage.

7 August 2018 |

Mason

Mason, of Hervey Bay, is the true definition of a ‘little fighter’. Within 24 hours of he and his twin sister Chloe being born 10-weeks prematurely, Mason was diagnosed with a serious bowel defect and sent for surgery to have a colostomy bag put in.

24 July 2018 |

Jarvis

Jarvis was diagnosed with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva at the age of two. It’s a rare genetic disease that causes bone to grow over tendons, ligaments and muscles severely limiting mobility.

19 July 2018 |

Arwen

Arwen’s parents thought their active nine-year-old girl had just picked up a stomach bug from a friend and was a little exhausted after a busy school term. However, the illness meant they missed the tell tale signs of Type 1 Diabetes – tiredness, increased thirst and urination.

13 July 2018 |

Indianna

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

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 |
Last updated: 28 June 2017
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