News

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


Categories: Family News

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


Categories: Family News

Written by Christian & Amanda Ritchie, parents supported by Very Special KidsSince meeting just over three years ago, Kennedy and Lauren have forged a relationship that extends far beyond what was expected.At the time Kennedy, an 8 year old bereaved sibling of Avah\'s... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

36 treadmills were kept in continuous motion for 24 hours from 9am Fri 25 May to 9am Fri 26 May raising over $928,000 for children in 24 hour care at Very Special Kids Hospice in Melbourne.Over 1,000 participants including AFL players, politicians, TV personalities and people... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

Written by Dean Patty, father supported by Very Special KidsGoing through a loss in the family is hard enough but experiencing a child’s death, your child’s death, is difficult to say the least. It was shortly after Allegra’s passing that we attended the Bereaved Parent... Read More


Categories: Family News

Written by Peggy Hogan, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special KidsI was having a counselling session one day with a parent whose little boy had died unexpectedly in the night. She had woken in the morning to find him lying silently in his bed, no longer breathing and qu... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Written by Mei Goh, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special KidsArt or creative expression has existed since the beginning of human history and has evolved along with humankind. Through archeological discovery we find many forms of creative expressions like cave drawings ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Last Friday morning Very Special Kids held their second Autumn Classic cycling event and raised over $136,000!Through the hard work of our events team, especially Kristi Ingrilli, and loyal supporters, it was an absolute success, as well as a whole lot of fun.The event... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

\"Palliative care is often misunderstood. It provides care for the patient as a whole person and works to address suffering of the body, mind and spirit. The goal is to enhance quality of life at all times during a serious or life-threatening illness.\" - Daniel MahoneyToday ... Read More


Categories: Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

When you are feeling overwhelmed and filled with worry it can be very helpful to talk to a good listener or counsellor.Having a skilled, trusted person listen allows you to tell your story knowing that it will be heard without judgment.You can speak of feelings that may n... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News