Tiana's RCH fundraiser

Good Friday Appeal 2024

Please help Tiana to raise funds for the RCH

From Tiana:

Hi! My name is Tiana, and I'm 11 years old. I had a stroke on the 6th of June 2022 because I had an AVM (arteriovenous malformation). My AVM ruptured on that day and the left side of my body was paralysed. I couldn’t walk or even lift my head up. I had to have surgery the following day to remove my AVM. After my surgery, I went to Rosella ward at the Royal Childrens Hospital. After I left Rosella ward, I moved to Cockatoo ward, and finally, I went to Kelpie ward, where I started rehab. While I was in Kelpie ward, I learnt how to lift my head up, walk and started to use my left hand again. And now I can run, jump, and walk up and down stairs. Thank you, RCH! Please help me support RCH because I want every child in hospital to have the best treatment possible. 

From Tiana’s dad: 

This time one year ago, my wife and I were anxiously waiting for Tiana’s neurosurgery team to complete an 11-hour operation to remove her AVM following her stroke. It was the most stressful time of our lives, but we managed to get through it because we knew that Tiana was in the best place possible for her to be, under the exceptional care of the most capable people we could wish for. The RCH saved her life, and gave us the hope we needed to carry on through the rest of our 76 day stay at hospital. We were so proud to see Tiana walk unaided out of the ward to the applause of the her rehab team and ward staff when her discharge day finally came. 

One year on from her stroke, Tiana continues to amaze us with her achievements. She can play piano with both hands, one note at a time with her left hand for now, and she has even started playing her violin again, with the strings reversed and some modifications to her bow! We are incredibly grateful to the RCH for helping Tiana continue chasing her dreams. Please join us in supporting the RCH so they can continue to help and inspire other children and their families in their time of need.

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. The hospital treats over 44,000 children in the wards and medical centre, 91,000 in Emergency and sees over 470,000 through Telehealth or as outpatients in the community each year. 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


Monday 11th Sep
With all of your help, Tiana's fundraiser has raised more than $5000 for the RCH!

Thank you again to everyone who has made this possible.  Special thanks to Tiana's school, who have helped spread word of the fundraiser to support her in reaching her goal.

Tiana's story on 7 News

Thursday 17th Aug
This week, Tiana's story was featured on 7 News!

They have included a video of her playing violin.

Thank you all for your generosity!

Happy Stroke Week!

Tuesday 8th Aug
This week is National Stroke Week, and Tiana and Sayaka are featured in this year's campaign!

You can find them in the Stroke Week digital resources here, and you can read Tiana's story here.

Please remember the F.A.S.T. signs of stroke and help to save lives!

Thank you to my Sponsors





You’re amazing, Tiana! 😊


Anna Clark

Tiana you are such a brave and incedible person and an inspiration. And a very throughtful and generous person to be organisisng this fundraiser. My family has also spent time in the wonderful Rosella ward - it is a special place. Thank you.




Misha Karipidis

Good luck Tiana. You’re a special person, so glad you’re running this fundraiser.


Ashleigh Gill




Gavin Petrie



Get well soon May God bless you


Katelyn N


Haishen And Isabelle

Your amazing Tiana!!!!!!!!!! Never give up and keep doing what you love to do!!!!!!! - Isabelle


Kelly Sydenham

What amazing work Tiana - it's great to see you giving back!


Grace Owbridge

Well done Tiana! What a wonderful way to give back to the hospital!


Jiale Johnston

Hope you will be better soon! Much love!


Daniel Biviano


Matthew Jones


Monika Planinic

You’re such a fighter Tiana!! All the best 😊



You are such a great fighter! Thank you for sharing your story and letting us take part in your activity. We love you!


Ning Kang

All the best!


Sarah Moon

You are such an inspiration Tiana! Wow! Look at you go! Keep up all your amazing work in your recovery, in spreading the awareness about strokes and helping those who have suffered.


Ng’s Family Ng

U are great.




Andrew Bloomfield



Tiana: You did your best; amazing!


Rachel Cross

I am so proud of you Tiana! You are such an inspiration.


Siri Charoenkij


Paul Nguyen


Ha Chung


Chau Family Law

God bless for a full recovery. We are friends of Shane.


Market And Grower Supplies

Love you heaps my little niece.




Satoko Muslu Omine






Philip Courtney


Cichello Family

Well done Tiana. What an amazing story....


Stephen Mann


Chris Ryan

Well done Tiana. You’re a champion.


Ryan Abeyawardene


Petchawon Ekpanyaskun

Very very proud of you Tiana


Tyrell Abeyawardene


Vincent Ekpanyaskun