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Two-year-old Miranda from the Atherton Tablelands was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (a type of cancer in the eye) just before her second birthday. Her journey began when her mum, Yolanda, noticed a strange white reflection in Miranda’s right eye.

15 May 2020 |


Sixteen-month-old Mason, of Alexandra Hills, was born with Allan-Herndon Dudley syndrome, also known as MCT8 deficiency, a rare condition that causes intellectual disability and problems with movement.

28 February 2020 |


Eleven-year-old Ava from northern New South Wales is an agile and athletic young girl and you would never guess her health condition.

6 February 2020 |


Just before his 17th birthday, Lewis from Darwin, experienced unexplained dizziness and nausea. A trip to the GP eventually led him to a referral for a scan to investigate what was happening in his body and a tumour the size of a large egg was found on Lewis’ brain.

17 September 2019 |


Almost two years on from a near-fatal stroke experience, Anthea from Toowoomba is a happy, healthy toddler. She is a strong, determined little sister to Kai and daughter to Karli and Dan.

5 September 2019 |


Twenty-month-old Amy has 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, a rare disorder caused by the deletion of a small part of chromosome 22, which left her with a cleft of the soft palate.

21 August 2019 |
Last updated: 27 June 2017
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