Zachary, 18 months, heart condition

Help sick kids
like Zachary

Before he was even born a scan detected four
abnormalities in Zachary's little heart. He needed two open
heart surgeries before he was three months old and a third
surgery when he was 10 months old.

Save the date - 19 November 2016
Channel Nine Telethon will be back this year to help sick kids and their families!

Golden Casket Telethon party
Woolworths is throwing parties for Channel Nine Telethon

Meet Elly

In late 2014, little Elly ingested a tiny amount of hospitality cleaner (the red chemical used to clean off baking trays). It was just a small amount, but it was enough to do a huge amount of damage.

Children's Hospital Foundation

The Children’s Hospital Foundation works wonders for sick kids by funding life-saving medical research, investing in vital new equipment, and providing some amazing entertainment, family support and care programs for sick kids. Our incredible volunteers are there to support little patients while they are in hospital, helping them to laugh and smile, get better and go home with their families. Everything we do is made possible by the generosity of our partners and supporters. With your help, we will continue to fund research to achieve faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures for some of the most devastating childhood illnesses and injuries. There’s a lot you can do to support a child with an injury, serious illness or life threatening disease. You can donate money to help save precious young lives. Donate your time to make a difference at our children’s hospital. Or raise funds for vital research and equipment, spread smiles and support families through difficult times. You can make a difference and with your support, the wonders will never cease and the care will never stop.
Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationMay 27, 2016 at 5:51pm
Kidney Health Week (22-28 May) is a national event aimed at creating awareness about kidney disease and its impact, especially on young children like Lucas.

At a 20-week ultrasound, doctors detected an abnormality with baby Lucas’ kidneys. The extent of his condition wouldn’t be fully diagnosed until he was five-days-old.

Lucas was born with bilateral cystic dysplastic kidneys, which means both of his kidneys were undersized, full of cysts and not functioning. He spent the first 16 days of his life fighting for survival, but continued to amaze doctors and nurses with his determination.

At just two-years-old, Lucas received a lifesaving kidney transplant from his grandmother, which was the first kidney transplant performed at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

Today, Lucas is three-years-old, and is a happy, healthy boy who loves playing with his superhero toys as well as dressing up. His mum says he has an incredible imagination and is thriving. Lucas is still struggling to eat but is improving every day and overall in very good health.
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Children's Hospital FoundationMay 23, 2016 at 8:00pm
Support the Children's Hospital Foundation and Humpty Dumpty Foundation to help sick kids in hospital by booking a table at the 1200kms for kids Charity Lunch on Friday 10 June.

The 1200kms for Kids charity bike ride is celebrating 10 years of helping sick kids, raising money for vital medical equipment and research. By purchasing a table, you will be making a difference to the lives of sick kids while enjoying a two- course lunch alongside cricketing great Greg Ritchie, rugby league legend Wayne Bennett, World Cup Socceroo Mile Sterjovski and Tour de France Champion Robbie McEwen.

The bike ride, from the Sunshine Coast to Sydney, was initially established in 2006 by two friends as a way of giving back to the hospitals that had helped their own sick children. A decade later, 1200kms for Kids has raised over $1.3 million!

By purchasing a ticket to the charity lunch, you will be helping us reach our goal of $2 million to help sick kids and their families.

To book your table, visit
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Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationMay 19, 2016 at 4:10pm
Thank you to more than 100 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES and Fire and Rescue NSW team members for recently riding 1,000kms from New South Wales to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane.

These amazing cyclists raised more than $86,000 to help the Children's Hospital Foundation fund leading burns and trauma researchers like Professor Roy Kimble.

Professor Kimble and his team operated on Camryn when her feet were painfully burned on a poorly extinguished campfire. Camryn had to wear a compression bandage for more than two years and has recovered well. She will still require ongoing check-ups as she grows.

Her mum Nicole joined other riders on the challenging 1,000 km journey and said it was wonderful to play a part in supporting such important research that helped Camryn.

Thanks to our supporters and the team from Bike for Burns, we have been able to support burns and trauma research like Professor Roy Kimble’s, to help sick kids like Camryn heal faster, and go home sooner.
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Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationMay 13, 2016 at 5:00pm
In the hours after their baby girl’s birth, Charlie’s parents had no idea that doctors would soon be operating on her heart to save her life.

Charlie was born a healthy baby but just eight hours later, her skin tone changed colour and she was immediately transferred from Rockhampton to Brisbane.

Charlie had an obstruction in her veins that carried oxygenated blood back to the right side of her heart instead of the left. Charlie was diagnosed with Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage.

Charlie remained at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital for a month after her operation, where she enjoyed lots of warm hugs from our Steggles Cuddle Carers, including Bev.

Charlie’s parents said Steggles Cuddle Carer volunteers like Bev made life easier when they had to meet with doctors or needed just a quick coffee break.

When asked what she loves best about being a Steggles Cuddle Carer volunteer, Bev said it was a privilege to make such a difference.

Charlie is now back home and is a healthy, happy 15-month-old girl who loves to play outside.

Thank you to Steggles Cuddle Carer Bev and all of our Children's Hospital Foundation volunteers for helping sick kids and their families in hospital.

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Children's Hospital FoundationMay 12, 2016 at 1:50pm
Perry is one of our dedicated operating theatre support volunteers. He’s been helping sick kids and their families in the operating theatre since 2011.

Perry has a vital role to play at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. When children are sent to the operating theatre, parents are met by friendly volunteers like Perry who assist in getting them ready to be there for their child in theatre.

Perry says helping parents is so important at such a stressful time and helps make a difference to sick kids and their families.

A big thank you to Perry and all our dedicated Children's Hospital Foundation volunteers for helping sick kids and their families laugh and smile, get better and go home sooner with their families.

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