Your gift helps sick kids like Evie
Six-year-old Evie was only four weeks old when she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) – a life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system.
This has led to ongoing infections in her lungs, which has resulted in severe lung damage and hampered her body’s ability to maintain weight. It’s expected that Evie will require a double lung transplant down the track, however she has just started a new medication which her family hopes will push the transplant timeline out further.
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The donations people have left in their Wills have played a massive part in funding research, equipment, and patient and family support services provided to sick kids and their families.
Even just a small portion of your estate will make a big difference and give hope to families now and in the future.
Why you should leave a gift in your Will to the Children’s Hospital Foundation
How your gift will help
Your gift will support families, and give them hope for a future with their children.
Others who've left gifts in their Wills
We are grateful to everyone who leaves a gift in their Will as it allows the Children’s Hospital Foundation to fund lifesaving work long into the future.
Geoff lived on a cattle station ‘Maitland’ located at Einasleigh, approximately two hours’ drive north of Charters Towers. Although Geoff never had any children himself, he strongly believed “no child deserved to be sick as they had not yet had a chance to live their life”.
It was this belief that led Geoff to leave a substantial gift to the Children’s Hospital Foundation in his Will. When Geoff passed away in 2018 his generous gift was used to fund research into immunotherapy, brain cancer, and cystic fibrosis. It also helped fund state-of the-art 3D surgical navigation equipment and a Digital PET-CT scanner, making Queensland Children’s Hospital the first paediatric hospital in Australia to offer this cutting-edge digital technology.
At the age of two, Cheryl’s daughter Amber was involved in a car crash which left her with severe head injuries and a lifetime disability. She spent over three months in the Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, as well as countless outpatient visits over the following few years.
“My daughter is now 35 years old and is living her best life thanks to the amazing doctors and nurses and the support of the Foundation. I am grateful every day to still have her in my life. I will never know the people who generously donated to the Foundation to provide my daughter with lifesaving equipment and well-trained staff, but they helped save her so I could enjoy a lifetime with her. I have decided to leave a gift in my Will to the Foundation as my legacy to help save other children in the future. It gives me a sense of peace and contentment to know that I have completed the pay it forward cycle and that my life has benefitted others,” says Cheryl.
Cheryl knows the only reason her daughter is still alive today is because of the incredible care and treatment her daughter received when she was younger. She hopes she will be able to help someone else, going through something similar, by leaving a gift in her Will.
Kylie is a research physiotherapist in the Orthopaedics Department at Queensland Children’s Hospital, where she sees first-hand the impact of Children’s Hospital Foundation funding.
Knowing the difference research makes to the lives of sick kids, Kylie has left a gift in her Will to the Foundation to help us fund the research that’s needed for faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures for some of the most devastating childhood illnesses and injuries.
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If you would like to know more, please complete the contact form to get in touch with Diane Baartz, our Community Relationship Manager.
You can also reach Diane directly on 07 3606 6138 or email [email protected]