By taking on a challenge this October, you are helping to support kids like Percy, Charlie, Will and Ava. Each of these brave kids are patients of the Women's and Children's Hospital who are taking on their owns challenges every day.

Their families have generously shared their stories of how the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation has impacted their lives and supported them through the toughest of times.

Ava's Story

Baby Ava is a newborn baby recently discharged from Women’s and Children’s Hospital into foster care as her birth parents are not able to care for her for complex reasons. Ava and her aunt access support from the Infant Mental Health Clinician as part of our Cocoon team. Read more 

Charlie's Story

12-year-old Charlie has congenital muscular dystrophy, scoliosis and hip dysplasia. For many children like Charlie who use wheelchairs for mobility, finding a place to stay for a family holiday that meets their needs can be challenging. Read more

Percy's Story

Percy was the very first patient to undergo NAM therapy at the Women's and Children's Hospital after his mum, Stephanie, had confirmation at her 20-week ultrasound scan that he had a bilateral cleft lip and palate, which meant he would be born with openings on both sides of his upper lip and the roof of his mouth. Read more

Will's Story

After a camping incident resulted in Will being flown to the Women's and Children's Hospital, his family share their experience with Play Therapy during their many visits and how it has helped Will and their family during tough times. Read more.

For more on how your fundraising helps, see our 2022-2023 Impact Report here.