Thomas

Thomas had a stroke in utero 24-48 hours prior to birth resulting in left hemiplegic cerebral palsy, and epilepsy onset at age four....

Indi

When Indi was just three days old, we were told she had suffered a stroke (we later found out that this occurred sometime in the third trimester)...

Shakaia

Who would ever have thought that someone could function off half a brain! I would never have thought it would be possible nor would I have ever thought that I would have a child that would go through numerous brain surgeries and the outcome be...

Gianni

Gianni was born in Melbourne on May 28, 1998, with impressively sized hands and feet. We were told he’d be a six-footer, for sure. A full-term bub, he weighed 8lbs 8oz but at a very long 58cm, he looked like a 10-pounder who hadn’t filled out. As...

Rory

Rory is a bright and cheerful 17 year old boy who lives in Camden NSW with his family. He is an only child. Rory had a left anatomical hemi in February 2001 to cure Rasmussen’s Encephalitis and he is now doing remarkably well. At age 4...

Freya

It was a beach holiday in 2005 when life for our family changed irrevocably.  We had left Melbourne for Byron Bay with our two young daughters, Freya aged six and Ella aged three.  Both girls were in, and always had been in great health. Freya had just started...

Georgia

Georgia began life as a normal, cheeky and sporty little girl.  There was no activity that she wouldn’t want to try.  Her special loves were swimming and soccer.  At the age of 7, two weeks after she had been knocked out by an over ambitious soccer boot mistaking...

Gemma

Gemma was a healthy, happy five year old in 2004 attending pre-school 3 days a week and very much looking forward to “big school” the following year.  At work I received a phone call from the preschool teacher saying that Gemma had fallen off a chair...

Aaron

October 2012 Aaron  aged 14 years and 11 months had a left anatomical  hemisphectomy as the only treatment for the debilitating and rare neurological disease called Rasmussen’s Encephalitis (RE).  T here was little to no indication in 2006 that things were going to change for Aaron; he was...

Max

Max is our gorgeous little boy, now 4, and together with his twin brother Flynn terrorises the neighbourhood as only little boys can, where we live in Brisbane, Qld. Max had a left hemispherectomy in March 2010 when he was 10 months old due to...