Archive for the “Children’s Stories” Category

Raising funds in Liam’s name

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by PJFMater

Liam Zachary Wall died on 6 January 2013 at the tender age of 10 ¾ months. Liam had been diagnosed with a middle ear infection and was prescribed a course of antibiotics. After seeing the Doctor over two consecutive days, Liam was re-admitted to Hospital on the third day but passed away within hours. A […]

Saba’s Story 2013 Update

Posted on May 26th, 2013 by admin

We introduced you to little Saba last year. Saba was diagnosed with JET (junctional ectopic tachycardia) when her heart failed at just 11 months of age. With the help and expertise of the staff at the Mater’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), she miraculously survived a series of life threatening events. It has now been […]

Saba’s story of hope

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 by admin

At just 11 months of age, beautiful Saba (pictured right) nearly lost her life. Her story is told in the words of her mother, Erica. “Saba’s story is one of heartache, hope and miracles. She was born a healthy and gorgeous baby girl then at 11 months of age our whole world crumbled. One night […]

Sian Healey

Posted on November 12th, 2010 by admin

When Sian Healey was born, her mum Deb realised that something wasn’t quite right. She didn’t open her eyes, and didn’t cry like her older brother had. By that night, doctors had transferred Sian out of Cairns to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, and then onto Prince Charles Hospital. Sian was diagnosed by doctors […]

Anna Akachich

Posted on November 12th, 2010 by admin

When Joe Akachich attended the Preston James Fund’s Jellyfish Lunch in 2008 he had no reason to believe it was anything more than another charity lunch. An important cause of course, but far removed from his reality. That was until his nine year old daughter Anna was told that the hole in her heart required […]

Hamish McGregor

Posted on November 12th, 2010 by admin

Matt and Sarah McGregor from Melbourne had planned on visiting family in Queensland with children, Charlotte (four years) and Hamish (16 months) for a relaxing two weeks. A relaxing holiday turned into a nightmare month, when little Hamish took a turn for the worse after he developed a cough on the plane. Sarah, being a […]

Thomas Leeuwendal

Posted on November 12th, 2010 by admin

Thomas Leeuwendal and his brother Harrison were born at the Wesley Hospital on 1 February 2007. At an 18 week prenatal scan it was discovered that Thomas had a large abnormal lump on his neck and shoulder – later diagnosed as a cystic hygroma. During his time in utero the cystic hygroma continued to grow […]