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.
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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.
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.
Quinnie’s journey at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) started when she was just a few hours old, her dramatic arrival into the world something that parents Clare and Jarrod weren’t expecting.
It’s been another record-breaking Good Friday Appeal, raising an outstanding $18,175,467 for The Royal Children’s Hospital!
All eyes are on baby Kit McClymont, as his parents pour all their strength into his recovery as they rewrite their story of heartbreak. Parents Sammy and Nathan lost Kit’s twin brother Noah after his first week of life.
Siblings Harriet and Franklin have both been patients at the RCH after experiencing very different emergencies. Nine month old Harriet gave her parents a scare this month after she suffered from a 90-minute long seizure while older brother, Franklin went into heart failure only weeks after birth.
Max has received the gift of life twice from his mum. After his mum Kylee was told Max would one day need a kidney transplant following a diagnosis at birth, she decided to donate her own, strengthening the bond she already had with her son.
Baby Boet received life-saving jet therapy treatment at the RCH after being born at only 25 weeks gestation. Today is his original due date and his family are now counting down to taking their son home for the first time.
We’re proud to welcome four-year-old Ollie as the face of the 2019 Good Friday Appeal.