Leo from Kanahooka, Primordial Dwarf
Received a trip to attend the National Conference for the Little People of America
Tamara from Albion Park, Genetic Disorder
Received speech therapy through the KidzWish Therapy Assisted Program
Frank from Dapto, born without legs
Received prosthetic legs, enabling him to walk for the first time
Sam from Dapto, Hemiplegic Migraine Disease
Received a wheelchair through the KidzWish Love and Laughter Appeals Program
Nick from Oak Flats, Femur Fibula Ulna Syndrome
Member of the KidzWish Sports Academy for Special Children
Keegan from Horsley, Global Development Delay
Member of the KidzWish Music and Dance Program for Special Children
Our Vision: That the sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in Regional Australia get the support, love and laughter they need.
Our Mission: To be the best regional charity in delivering support, love and laughter to sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in need.
Primary Market: 0 to 18 year old children, who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged (Special Children).
Primary Support Funding: KidzWish is a fully self funded organisation depending completely on the generosity of individuals and businesses like you.
Founder Chris Beaven can still remember the first Christmas Party she put on for 500 special children of the Illawarra in 2004.
‘‘Things have changed quite a bit,’’ Ms Beaven said.
There were smiles all round when the KidzWish Fairy made a surprise visit to Wollongong Hospital Children’s Ward on Friday 14 December, 2012.
After four years in an uncomfortable hand-me-down wheelchair Jacob White is a free man.
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Illawarra following the installation of the region’s largest Christmas tree, thanks to funding from The Greater Building Society.
The cowardly lion was searching for courage in The Wizard of Oz - and plenty of that will be found in the audience at the annual Stockland KidzWish Christmas Party.
The Illawarra is in mourning, after KidzWish child ambassador Noah Southall passed away on Monday 22 October, 2012.