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Your stories


Eleven-year-old Ava from northern New South Wales is an agile and athletic young girl and you would never guess her health condition.

6 February 2020 |


Just before his 17th birthday, Lewis from Darwin, experienced unexplained dizziness and nausea. A trip to the GP eventually led him to a referral for a scan to investigate what was happening in his body and a tumour the size of a large egg was found on Lewis’ brain.

17 September 2019 |


Almost two years on from a near-fatal stroke experience, Anthea from Toowoomba is a happy, healthy toddler. She is a strong, determined little sister to Kai and daughter to Karli and Dan.

5 September 2019 |


Twenty-month-old Amy has 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, a rare disorder caused by the deletion of a small part of chromosome 22, which left her with a cleft of the soft palate.

21 August 2019 |


Fifteen-year-old Connor is lucky to be alive after his skull was shattered after a cliff fall in March. The injury meant he has to learn to speak, read and write again, but his determination is inspirational.

24 July 2019 |


Melina was just two-years-old when her parents, Christina and Matt, noticed she was asking for water more frequently. They never thought this thirst would lead to a type 1 diabetes diagnosis.

18 July 2019 |
Last updated: 12 March 2019
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