When Harry Munro started prep this year, it wasn’t the playground or the school books that excited him. It was another child who had a scar just like his.
Not even a day in oncology can stop Maxwell White’s cheeky personality from peeping out.
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.
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.
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.
Mackenzie Butterworth was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia seven months ago, after her parents noticed bruises appearing on her legs.
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.
Each day this week we’ve shared stories from women, both past and present, who have had an impact on the RCH throughout our 150-year history. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate Professor Ruth Bishop’s leading, dedicated and inspiring work in improving the health and saving the lives of so many children across the world.
Today, we speak to neurosurgeons Wirginia, Alison and Juliet about the strides they have made in a traditionally male dominated field and how they support each other.