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Very Special Kids News

We often here the phrases ‘there is no hope’, or that the situation is ‘hopeless’. These phrases only lead to a sense of defeat, failure and for some guilt, that they have been unable to save their child.But hope is in fact everywhere…


A contingent of high-profile football personalities engaged in a humorous debate which raised more than $200,000 to care for families that have a child with a life-threatening condition.Hosted by Channel Seven’s Hamish McLachlan at the Atlantic in Docklands, the Very Specia... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News

Collaboration between Very Special Kids Child Life Therapist Shari and Physiotherapist Belinda has resulted in an exciting, newly developed space consisting of soft play equipment for children to use during their respite stays in the hospice.The soft play is located in the pl... Read More


Categories: Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

By ‘The Classified Group' – Brooklyn, Mackenzie, Aubrey, Ruby, Henry, Daniel and ChloeWhat we'd like you to know:

  • Being a bereaved sibling is hard, devastating and it can feel really unfair.
  • It can make you feel really different to those around yo... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Being a bereaved sibling…Being a twin, it is heartbreaking to have your twin brother pass away, but you still have to move on with life. It may be hard sometimes but you have to make the most of it – o... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Crystal Lee(28/7/1999 to 14/1/2019)This photo below was taken at Crystal’s Year 12 retreat in February of 2018. It depicts Crystal’s gorgeous personality, full of fun and laughter, and also the gorgeous inner child that she was. This... Read More


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

By Simon DjurdjevicThe fathers from twenty six Very Special Kids families took part in the Dad’s Go-Kart Day which was generously funded by Men of Malvern, a charity who support the health and welfare of men. Many of the fathers were new to VSK and most had not met each ot... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

By Meg Wimmers“How do you find the time?” This is the first question I get asked each time I tell someone I volunteer for Very Special Kids. Being a mum to two kids under the age of five and working four days a week, I did wonder that myself. But I found that when it came... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

At their 13 week scan Kristy and Damian Whitnell discovered their unborn son, Jett, was missing his fibula bone. At 16 weeks, a chromosome test reported that otherwise, Jett was fine. At 32 weeks, the doctors discovered a number of other concerning abnormalities in the pregnancy.... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News

Everyone you know is talking about NDIS, the good and the bad but how in the world do you navigate it?To say that NDIS can be frustrating at times is an understatement, but the hope that it offers is more often than not worth the battle.A key role for a parent who has a c... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News