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Poppy-Rose was just seven days old when she underwent open-heart surgery – her heart was no bigger than a walnut at the time.

21 February 2019 |


What began as a normal gymnastics training session, ended in the discovery of a life-changing health challenge for Isabella.

6 February 2019 |


When Everly was just 18 months old, she was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma - an aggressive form of cancer that has a poor prognosis.

29 January 2019 |


Evie from Walloon was only a week old when she was first admitted to hospital with feeding and stomach troubles - and she has spent more than half her life as an inpatient due to a rare genetic condition diagnosed when she was two.

9 January 2019 |


Five-year-old Maggie of Rockhampton was diagnosed with achondroplasia – a genetic disorder that results in dwarfism – via ultrasound when she was 31 weeks in utero. Her condition was then confirmed by a blood test when she was three-years-old.

29 October 2018 |


Ten-month-old Olivia of Oakey was born 13 weeks early on Christmas Day in 2017, with parents Tash and Nigel calling her their “Christmas miracle”. Born via an emergency caesarean after Tash suffered a haemorrhage, she weighed just 1100 grams.

26 October 2018 |
Last updated: 12 March 2019
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