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Written by Peggy Hogan, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special KidsThe Road to Respite transport vehicle is a new and very unique home-hospice driving service that has received nothing but praise from families who have used it since it was launched earlier this year. ... Read More


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

Three-year-old Breana is a very cheeky, happy child, that lights up any room she is in. She loves music and dancing, and she loves receiving attention.Breana however, lives with a life-threatening condition, which makes every day a little uncertain for her family.Breana w... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Written by Paula Mullin, Clinical Nurse at Very Special KidsI have been working at Very Special Kids for the past four years and I often get asked “how do you work in paediatric palliative care?”I do what I do because I have the chance to help support families at the... Read More


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

Written by Roni Collyer, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special Kids  Adolescence is a life stage characterised by intense change; it is the transition between childhood and adulthood. While there is not one ‘correct’ way to parent young people, the following sugges... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

My baby was going to die and I needed help. We could not survive this journey alone. Very Special Kids welcomed us into their care and we became Team Jack.My son Jack was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The muscles in his tiny body were wasting away. One mom... Read More


Categories: Family News

It’s Workplace Giving Month in June, a time to celebrate and acknowledge employers and employees making a contribution to charities each week, fortnight, month and/or year through their pay! It is also a time where we would like to empower and motivate others to do the same. ... Read More


Categories: Family News

Written by Christian & Amanda Ritchie, parents supported by Very Special KidsSince meeting just over three years ago, Kennedy and Lauren have forged a relationship that extends far beyond what was expected.At the time Kennedy, an 8 year old bereaved sibling of Avah\'s... Read More


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

36 treadmills were kept in continuous motion for 24 hours from 9am Fri 25 May to 9am Fri 26 May raising over $928,000 for children in 24 hour care at Very Special Kids Hospice in Melbourne.Over 1,000 participants including AFL players, politicians, TV personalities and people... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

Written by Dean Patty, father supported by Very Special KidsGoing through a loss in the family is hard enough but experiencing a child’s death, your child’s death, is difficult to say the least. It was shortly after Allegra’s passing that we attended the Bereaved Parent... Read More


Categories: Family News

Written by Peggy Hogan, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special KidsI was having a counselling session one day with a parent whose little boy had died unexpectedly in the night. She had woken in the morning to find him lying silently in his bed, no longer breathing and qu... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News