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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


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

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


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

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


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

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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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


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

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


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

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


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