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Good Friday Appeal 2024

I‘ve created this page because I want to make a difference to the lives of sick kids.

The Good Friday Appeal relies on the support of the community to raise funds to ensure that The Royal Children's Hospital is able to continue to provide world class care to patients and their families. From 2022 to 2023 at The Royal Children's Hospital: 90,260 patients presented to the Emergency Department, 50,345 children and young people were admitted to a ward, 407,563 children and young people attended an outpatient appointment, and 14,963 patients underwent surgery. So please help by giving whatever you are able to this fundraiser and help spread the word by sharing this page with your friends, family and networks. Thank you for your generosity, it means a lot!

My Updates

RCH for 21 years

Tuesday 4th Jul
The Good Friday Appeal does amazing things for the Royal Children’s Hospital,

I live with spina bifida and spent the first 21 years of my life calling the RCH my second home.

i am running a fundraiser this year to support the amazing people who supported me for so many years.

“I was born on February 9, 1988, at Essendon Hospital with myelomeningocele (spina bifida)

Before I was born, my parents were blissfully unaware that I had a disability. In fact, it was not until I was born that my parents were informed that I had a disability.”

Prior to that moment, my parents had no clue what myelomeningocele, or spina bifida, was.

No-one in my family could even pronounce it,

However, i had to be transferred to the RCH, where i was placed in a humidicrib, a type of incubator often used for the care of premature babies.

After some months, things started to look slightly better, and i was discharged from RCH.

three weeks after (that), the surgical team at the Royal Children’s Hospital informed my mother and father that I needed surgery,”.

“I needed a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt inserted and attached to my brain to help the fluid drain, as it was unable to drain automatically.

“I spent my entire childhood and teenage years as an outpatient at RCH, and it was not until I turned 21 that I was transferred to the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Children's Specialist Centre in Parkville.”.”

my family has been donating to the Good Friday Appeal every year since i was born.

“They’ve donated in any way they could,”

“I have donated myself for a few years now, but personally, this is just the second year I’ve been fundraising myself.”

The fundraiser is not just about supporting the people that supported me. It’s about the thousands of other young people that RCH looks after.

“They have helped so many kids and young adults just like me,”

Thank you to my Sponsors




Auntie Judy

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Lynette Johnson

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