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Destination. Tick. Flights. Tick. Accommodation. Tick.At long last your family is off on a well-deserved holiday. But what makes the difference between an experience your whole family will cherish forever and a potential disaster that might scare you off ever taking a holiday... Read More


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Tips from Very Special Kids parents who have been there.Bring home to hospital!Take your child’s favourite pillow, blanket and snuggle toy. Sometimes the smell of home can be very comforting in a strange and sterile hospital bed. Take a picture of family members or... Read More


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Today is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and is a chance for Very Special Kids and the only other two children’s hospices to highlight their unique support services in the hope of reaching more Australian families who have a child with a life-limiting illness.Very ... Read More


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

Roni is often seen around the office with her very large but gorgeous dog Billie. Ronnie is a Social Worker and is currently completing her Masters in Clinical Family Therapy.Before Very Special Kids, Roni spent several years working in the Palliative Care and Trauma Units in... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Written by Trudy Steele, a bereaved mother supported by Very Special KidsBeing a bereaved parent can be very draining and isolating. Participating in Bereaved Parent Weekends, allows you to feel every bit of emotion and lets you share stories of your child that passed away. ... Read More


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A contingent of high-profile football and comedy personalities engaged in a humorous debate to raise more than $135,000 to care for families that have a child with a life-threatening condition.Hosted by Channel Seven’s Emily Angwin at the MCC Members Dining Room, the Very S... Read More


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

Written by Sara Crawford, mum supported by Very Special KidsI recently did something that I had vowed to myself I’d never do.As a mother of a child with a life-threatening condition, I have told myself time and time again that my daughter needs me, she relies on me and ... Read More


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Written by Kevin Carlin, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special KidsThe challenges For some parents returning to work after the death of their child can be very challenging. Mustering up the physical and emotional energy to return to the workplace can be extremely daunt... Read More


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Written by Daniel Parnell, bereaved father supported by Very Special Kids.I feel the loss of my son Marcus every day.This loss is felt more keenly just prior to special days, the sting of it becomes almost too much to bear. Father\'s Day is particularly painful for me as ... Read More


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Written by, Kevin Carlin Family Support Practitioner at Very Special KidsBereaved parents have sometimes said that there were days they would have preferred to stay in bed and not face the day as they were once more confronted with the pain of their child’s death which coul... Read More


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