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31
Jul 2019

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 – of life, the world, the memories that you have.  ... 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 photo is my absolute favourite, a... 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

1
Jul 2019

Together, with our very special supporters, we have raised crucial funds for the 2018/2019 Financial Year to ensure we can continue to provide free of charge respite, family support and end of life care for terminally sick children all across Victoria.We could not exist witho... Read More


Categories: Family 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

Hello my name is Lillian Preston, I am 8 years old and I had the best day ever at The Circus day with Very Special Kids.I was very nervous because I had never been to Very Special Kids before, but when my Mum and I arrived I knew straight away I was going to have so much fun.... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

36 treadmills were kept in continuous motion for 24 hours from 9am Fri 24 May to 9am Sat 25 May raising  $978,000 (and counting) for children in 24 hour care at Very Special Kids Hospice in Melbourne.Over 1,000 participants including AFL players, politicians, TV personalitie... Read More


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

This morning Very Special Kids held their third Autumn Classic cycling event and raised $124,902!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 is a virtual ... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News