Leo from Kanahooka, Primordial Dwarf
Granted a trip to attend the National Conference for the Little People of America
Tamara from Albion Park, Genetic Disorder
Provided with speech therapy through the Therapy Assisted Programs
Frank from Dapto, born without legs
Received prosthetic legs, enabling him to walk for the first time
Sam from Dapto, Hemiplegic Migraine Disease
Presented with a wheelchair through the Love and Laughter Appeals Program
Nick from Oak Flats, Femur Fibula Ulna Syndrome
Member of the Sports Academy for Special Children
Keegan from Horsley, Global Development Delay
Member of the Music and Dance Program for Special Children
Caleb, a member of the KidzWish sports academy program, celebrated his 11th birthday on Friday by draining a few shots on the WEC floor at three-quarter-time in the Hawks' 82-77 victory over the Kings.
Thank you to all those who attended the 11th Annual KidzWish Charity Ball, gave generously and helped us to raise money to fund our 5 core KidzWish programs like speech therapy, physiotherapy, a sports academy and KidzSpeak service to name a few. Guests helped raise $181,171.67 at this year's Ball.
The past fortnight in Australia has been the perfect example of the way sport takes a back seat when tragedy strikes. The death of cricketer Phillip Hughes shocked the sporting public, and the aftermath is still being felt around the world. But former Wollongong Hawks player Luke Doherty knows sport can act as an avenue to helping people in need, and even healing the pain.