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Twelve-year-old Kaspar is a very playful child that enjoys art and music therapy. He loves to feel the rumble of his wheelchair beneath him and to be around his large extended family.Kaspar however, lives with a rare birth defect and life-threatening illness, which creates co... Read More


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Written by Angela Flood, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special KidsWith Dying to Know Day happening today, it is timely to raise the question of how we as a society of many cultures, faiths and beliefs talk about the inevitable d word: death.Dying to Know Day aims ... Read More


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Very Special Kids was recently awarded a $12,000 makeover grant in the latest round of IKEA’s Living Local Community Grants.Very Special Kids was very excited to launch the new and improved counselling room today, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.Helping those in need is... Read More


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An interview with Olive and Hospice Volunteer Kirsty Powers, written by Mary Ryder, Family Support PractitionerOlive is a very special dog. She is a beautiful, glossy, black Labrador with soft, bright brown eyes that melt your heart. She belongs to Kirsty Powers, a Hospice vo... Read More


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Written by Peggy Hogan, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special KidsThe Road to Respite transport vehicle is a new and very unique home-hospice driving service that has received nothing but praise from families who have used it since it was launched earlier this year. ... Read More


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Three-year-old Breana is a very cheeky, happy child, that lights up any room she is in. She loves music and dancing, and she loves receiving attention.Breana however, lives with a life-threatening condition, which makes every day a little uncertain for her family.Breana w... Read More


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Written by Paula Mullin, Clinical Nurse at Very Special KidsI have been working at Very Special Kids for the past four years and I often get asked “how do you work in paediatric palliative care?”I do what I do because I have the chance to help support families at the... Read More


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Written by Roni Collyer, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special Kids  Adolescence is a life stage characterised by intense change; it is the transition between childhood and adulthood. While there is not one ‘correct’ way to parent young people, the following sugges... Read More


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My baby was going to die and I needed help. We could not survive this journey alone. Very Special Kids welcomed us into their care and we became Team Jack.My son Jack was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The muscles in his tiny body were wasting away. One mom... Read More


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It’s Workplace Giving Month in June, a time to celebrate and acknowledge employers and employees making a contribution to charities each week, fortnight, month and/or year through their pay! It is also a time where we would like to empower and motivate others to do the same. ... Read More


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