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Alfie

Shortly before Alfie’s third birthday, his mum, Jess noticed an unusual reflection in his left eye. It was recognising this very small change that led to his diagnosis of retinoblastoma, a type of cancer in the eye.

11 May 2022 |

Osian

Thornlands 8-year-old Osian managed to sail through the first few months of Prep, but things really started to look up when he put on his first pair of glasses.

27 April 2022 |

Alice

Alice was only two days old when a routine newborn hearing screening detected a problem with the hearing in her right ear. Further tests revealed that she had severe to profound hearing loss in her right ear, and a mild hearing loss in her left ear.

17 March 2022 |

Harrison

As a toddler, Harrison began showing difficulties with communication and social interactions but his mum, Skye, never imagined a genetic disorder would be the underlying cause.

17 August 2021 |

Tegan

Tegan’s experience with CRPS, began shortly after undergoing spinal surgery to correct her scoliosis at the age of 16 years.

29 July 2021 |

Lucy and Thomas

When Lucy started showing symptoms of Type 1 diabetes in May 2021, no-one expected both Lucy and her older brother Thomas to be diagnosed with the condition just three days apart.

15 July 2021 |
Last updated: 27 June 2017
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