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Very Special Kids is delighted to have been chosen as the charity partner for the upcoming Mayor’s Charity Gala hosted by the City of Stonnington on Thursday 12 October.Starting at 7pm, the Mayor’s Charity Gala will be an evening of glittering entertainment featuring an e... Read More


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It was with much relief, sore legs and a healthy dose of achievement that Very Special Kids CEO, Michael Wasly crossed the finish line after nine and a half hours of walking the 50km Upstream Challenge last year.The Upstream Challenge is a 50km walk or run from Melbourne to D... Read More


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Allegra Patty was a gorgeous, bright and cheeky little girl. Her parents Marissa and Dean gave birth to her in 2010, and at the time her older brother Callum was only two-years-old.At just 22-months of age after many concerns and testing, Allegra was diagnosed with Dravet Syn... Read More


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11-year-old Nate Giddens, loves being in the water, music and going to school. His mum Beck, says that he has quite the personality, and that she often catches him rolling his eyes at her if he thinks she’s being embarrassing.But throughout his life, Nate has had constant h... Read More


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Jarrod McKee is 14-year-old brother of very special child Emma McKee.Jarrod is very protective of his sister Emma, who has Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, a rare form of uncontrolled epilepsy. He finds it extremely difficult to watch his sister struggle with seizures, which can some... Read More


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We are excited to announce that Coles are supporting Very Special Kids through a two-week campaign in 167 Coles stores across Victoria and Tasmania.From 6 – 19 September, Coles will be selling cute balloon donation cards for $2 each at the checkout and all proceeds will com... Read More


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“Lilly was extremely vibrant, and she had an infectious giggle,” says Lilly’s mother, Sarah.Lilly was born in December 2007 and she was the first daughter of Sarah and Liam Fish. Three years later they gave birth to Lilly’s best friend Zoe, now seven-years-old.Whe... Read More


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In its third year running, The Pantry Party proved to be another thriving success raising $47,000 for Very Special Kids in support of the Piggy Bank Appeal.It was an action-packed morning with a number of children’s activities, games, entertainment and special guests such ... Read More


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Four-year-old Harry has been given a second chance in life thanks to his father, Trevor. Harry received his dad’s kidney last week, a life-saving and selfless gift that encapsulates the loving bond between father and son.Little Harry is always smiling and laughing, has a wi... Read More


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Emma McKee is the face of this year’s Piggy Bank Appeal which officially kicks off on Friday, and she and her family represent more than 900 families across Victoria who are supported by Very Special Kids.Ten-year-old Emma is a very cheeky girl who loves swimming, giving cu... Read More


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