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Meet the patients

Meet Orlando

‘Prepare for a marathon’: Little Orlando battles rare condition Normal is not a word Orlando Gulizia’s family knows. Their life has never been normal, and probably never will be. In the last three years their life has consisted of doctors

Meet Marcus

Marcus Sian is in awe of his new-found abilities. The youngster contracted a rare disease known as transverse myelitis when he was eight months old, which left him with paralysis in parts of his body. “By the time we got

Meet Harry

Harry thrives after surgeries 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. The Mount Martha boy was born with “half a heart”,

Meet Breanna

Soaring through the air jumping on her trampoline is just how Breanna Thomas’ fight for life began one fateful day almost five years ago. Like most kids, the then three-year-old loved to bounce and jump and play with her siblings and


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