Meet Marcus

Marcus Sian is in awe of his new-found abilities thanks to a team of surgeons at The Royal Children's Hospital who helped him recover from paralysis.

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Harry Munro standing on a stand up paddle board in the ocean, holding the paddle above his heard

Meet Harry

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.

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Breanna jumping in the air

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.

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Maddox lying on the grass holding a rugby ball

Meet Maddox

Brave Maddox Ropati-Tui has a hidden “superpower” — that’s what the youngster calls the port-a-cath buried in his chest.

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Kirra sitting on the running track

Meet Kirra

Kirra Wright may have had a stroke at the age of two and three major brain surgeries but she's aiming for gold at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.

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Meet Scarlett

Scarlett has a rare disease known as transverse myelitis — an inflammation of the spinal cord, which interrupts the messages nerves send throughout her body — which has left her left arm paralysed.

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Ariana on her scooter, holding an arm up in the air

Meet Ariana

Ariana Plafadellis is proud that doctors at the Royal Children’s Hospital took a chance on her little body.

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Matilda sitting on a swing

Meet Matilda

Born with tuberous sclerosis, Matilda has been in and out of The Royal Children’s Hospital for most of her life.

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