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
Our Vision: To enrich the lives of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in regional Australia through support, love and laughter.
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.
When Keyana Knowles looked in the mirror on Sunday afternoon, she did a double take.
An orange army took to Stockland Shellharbour this week for the annual KidzWish day. The day raises funds for the KidzWish Foundation to continue its work in delivering services and programs to the children in the Illawarra.
Shellharbour City Council will partner with the KidzWish Foundation to build a new centre on council land in Flinders. Shellharbour council will seek approval from the Office of Local Government (OLG) to enter into a Public, Private Partnership (PPP) with the KidzWish Foundation, a move unanimously endorsed by Shellharbour councillors.
Come November, KidzWish will be responsible for providing Christmas cheer to Illawarra's disabled and disadvantaged children.
It was a star-studded event for a great cause. The stage was set at the Lagoon Restaurant in Wollongong for the annual KidzWish Orange All Stars Dinner. This year KidzWish encouraged the children to feel beautiful about themselves despite living with Down syndrome. The children get to walk the runway at the big event just like supermodels.
The vital role that speech pathologists play in helping people with communication difficulties is being celebrated in Speech Pathology Week. Its theme is Nation for Communication' and will raise awareness of the speech pathologist's role and the necessity of early intervention.