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Good Friday Appeal: Tiny Niah big on confidence at Royal Children’s Hospital

Niah Lee has long been reminded the best things in life come in the smallest packages, just like her. Between 12 and 19 weeks’ gestation, Niah stopped growing in the womb. Now aged seven, she weighs 13kg and is closer

Brave Piper defies ‘electrical storm’ which wipes her memory

Piper Crawford is the little girl who has forgotten life’s most basic skills eight times in as many months. Epileptic seizures creating an electrical storm in the two-year-old’s developing brain are so severe Piper has to relearn how to walk,

Good Friday Appeal 2017 signifies big step on road to recovery for baby Annabella

Tiny Annabella could fit in one of her mother’s hands when she was born last August. Mum Emily Looker had been rushed into hospital 29 weeks’ pregnant, and within three hours was holding her baby. The premature birth came with

Good Friday Appeal 2017: Brave Charlotte keeps on smiling

It seems illogical at first glance. Why remove the kidney of a seriously ill newborn, when her other one is filtering too many precious proteins and vitamins from her body? And then why spend the next two years slowly destroying

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