Hailey grins and bears it

Hailey Wright has five different headbands but, if you ask her, she could do with a few more. And maybe a bandana, to match her nurse bear.

Kalani beating rare condition one step at a time

Strapped to a miniature snowboard, seven-month-old Kalani Chandler is all smiles. Kalani was born with amniotic band syndrome, a rare condition that affects the limbs of a baby in utero.

Little Henry all smiles after brain surgery

As 13-month-old Henry Ryswyk snuggles into mum Maren’s arms, it’s hard to miss the scars of what the little boy has been through. The little fighter, from Sale in East Gippsland, has just made it through the biggest battle of his short life — an operation known as a hemispherotomy to “disconnect” half of his brain.

Doctors look inside Sarah’s head to solve seizure mystery

When little Sarah Miguelez Gallardo is up and going, there’s no stopping her. The 22-month-old toddler is inquisitive. She climbs, she runs and she smiles all the way — despite the bandage wrapped around her little head.

Brave little battler on the hop

Mackenzie Butterworth was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia seven months ago, after her parents noticed bruises appearing on her legs.

Learn About Butterflies Day: Oscar and Oliver

As part of Neonatal Medicine at The Royal Children’s Hospital, the Butterfly ward- Newborn Intensive Care provides the best neonatal care for the sickest babies and infants from Victoria, interstate and overseas.