The Coles Hummingbird House Appeal

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Raise funds for the Coles Hummingbird House Appeal!

The Coles Hummingbird House Appeal is in it's 9th year and during that time, has raised over $3.5 million.  This year we know we can raise even more!

Show your support for the 5,700 Queensland families loving and caring for a child with a life-limiting condition.  

Create your fundraising page, set your goal and encourage your family, friends and wider community to support you. The funds you raise will allow us to provide specialised paediatric care to Queensland families, helping them enjoy the gift of time and create precious memories to last a lifetime.

Below, we'd like to introduce you to the families on this years' tokens.

Every dollar you raise helps families like Clara's, Jack's, Johnny's and McKenzie's make every moment precious when time is short.

Meet Clara

Clara was just 22 months old when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia and underwent months of rigorous treatments and tests.

Clara and her family spent her final days at Hummingbird House where they were able to do all the activities she loved, like swimming, playing with her brother and creating art.

 

Learn more about Clara here.

Meet Jack

The van der Giessen family's world came crashing down when twin Jack was diagnosed with anencephaly in utero. Jack lived for 13 hours before he grew his angel wings and went to Heaven, passing away peacefully in his parents arms. During pregnancy and beyond, Hummingbird House provided the entire family with care, compassion and support when they needed it the most.  

Hear more about Jack here.

Meet Johnny

Johnny was 2 years old when he started to lose the ability to walk, and was diagnosed with an incredibly rare genetic disease called Vanishing White Matter Leukodystrophy. At the time, only 5 other people in Australia had this condition!  

Learn more about Johnny here.

Meet McKenzie

McKenzie suffered from a very rare gene mutation GNA01 that causes a severe movement disorder. Being only the 7th child in the world with this disorder, she shared her journey worldwide, to improve the lives of other children. 

Hear more about McKenzie here.

Meet Clara

Clara was just 22 months old when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia and underwent months of rigorous treatments and tests.

Clara and her family spent her final days at Hummingbird House where they were able to do all the activities she loved, like swimming, playing with her brother and creating art.

 

Learn more about Clara here.