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 FoundationJuly 23, 2016 at 7:00pm
Meet Sayde, our Woolworths ambassador for Toowoomba.

When Sayde was born, her proud parents thought everything was fine. However, over the next six weeks, little Sayde faced a number of issues. She had constant wind pain, constant problems feeding and sleeping, and her breathing was noisy.

After some extensive testing at her local hospital, Sayde was transferred to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, where doctors diagnosed her with laryngomalacia.

“Those first six weeks were extremely hard,” said Sarah, Sayde’s mum. “She was such an unhappy baby and she was obviously trying to tell us that something wasn’t right. She was breathing terribly and having sleep apnoea episodes as well.”

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Children's Hospital FoundationJuly 22, 2016 at 7:00pm
Meet Tyler, our Woolworths ambassador for Bundaberg.

A routine bath for Tyler when he was eight years old revealed a lump on his back. Four months later, the lump had grown to the size of an avocado.

“They said it looked like cancer,” his mum Sara said.

Tyler and his family made the trip from Bundaberg to Brisbane the next day, where Tyler underwent a bone marrow aspirate, a bone scan, MRI, CT scan and bone marrow biopsy.

“It was absolutely horrible to see Tyler lying in the hospital bed with cords everywhere – it was so traumatic.”

The tests revealed a heart-breaking diagnosis.

Tyler was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma on his second birthday.

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Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationJuly 20, 2016 at 4:00pm
Meet Bridget, our Woolworths ambassador for Beaudesert.

Bridget has already endured more than any child should – she has beaten cancer twice.

After developing a stubborn cough and undergoing a blood test, parents of then 3-year-old Bridget were given the worst news a parent can receive.

Your child has cancer.

Bridget endured four rounds of chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant and several months in isolation to beat cancer.

Then, at age six, she relapsed, and underwent many more months in hospital, undergoing aggressive treatment and a second bone marrow transplant to tackle her rare cancer.

“None of the kids who went through it the first time with Bridget are alive now,” Bridget’s mum, Leigh said.

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Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationJuly 17, 2016 at 3:00pm
Meet Mackenziee, our Woolworths ambassador for Logan.

Before she was 12 months old, Mackenziee was diagnosed with cerebral palsy – spastic diplegia.

Her parents were told to expect her not to be able to walk for long, if at all. There is no cure but the symptoms are significantly improved with a range of therapies and medical treatments.

Mackenziee has defied the odds though and has stayed out of a wheelchair.

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Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationJuly 16, 2016 at 7:00pm
Meet Brodie, our Woolworths ambassador for Townsville.

Brodie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was just eight weeks old. Since then, his family has been on a mission to extend his life through a daily regime that includes up to 22 tablets, nebulised treatments and physiotherapy.

During his life, Brodie has endured multiple operations and countless hospital admissions for IV antibiotics and vitamin replacement treatments.

Brodie has also developed diabetes and liver disease, a consequence of having cystic fibrosis.

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