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Help raise $120,000 before 31 October to grant 34 kids their urgent wish. Donate today and your gift will be DOUBLED by our generous partners!

Urgent wishes mean there’s no time to wait. 

We have 34 kids who all deserve for their wish to come true, but they don’t have much time.

That’s why we need your help to raise $120,000 by 31 October.

“Making memories is now the most important thing”

Jaymee, Lylah’s mum

 

You have the power to grant their wish

Sometimes, a child’s medical team gets in touch with us to let us know that they do not have much time left. We then go into overdrive to ensure their wish comes true before it’s too late.

 

Donate

 

These urgent wishes require more money, more manpower, and more resources.

And that’s where you come in.

Your donation will ensure families have a chance to create memories they will treasure forever while bringing happiness in an incredibly difficult time.

 

34 kids need your support

Currently there's over 800 families needing the support of a wish. And for 34 of those families, their wish is urgent.

By donating today, you’ll be helping these wishes come true as soon as possible.

Imagine everything these kids and their families have been through, they deserve a little bit of joy — and your donation can help deliver it.

See the difference you’re making by reading Lylah’s story.

A tough year made even worse

While 2020 will be remembered for the impact COVID-19 had on our lives, for wish child Lylah’s family the year will be remembered for other reasons. It was the most challenging year in the life of Lylah, aged 8.

In February, Lylah and her family had made the long trip from their WA coastal town to Perth to have surgery to correct significant curvatures of her spine. Shortly after being discharged, Lylah experienced a septic infection and had to go back to the hospital to start a long course of antibiotics.

Worse was to come in August when mum Jaymee and dad Robert heard Lylah gasping for breath at three in the morning. They put her in their car, and Jaymee drove to the hospital as Robert gave their daughter mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

“She lost all consciousness. She opened her eyes briefly, but by the time we got to the ER department, she had lost consciousness again. But they got her back. They then flew us to Perth as something wasn’t right. That’s when they discovered her collapsing airways.”

Jaymee, Lylah's mum

Tests confirmed the respiratory problem was severe tracheomalacia. By that stage, Lylah had already been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, which is a heart and lung disease.

In addition to these critical conditions, Lylah has an undiagnosed genetic syndrome. She is non-verbal and needs a wheelchair to move around.

 

 

A time to make memories

After a scary 2020, Lylah is now considered a palliative child.

Jaymee said it meant the family had developed a fresh appreciation for life.

“It does give you that different outlook on life; making memories is now the main point of everything,” she said.

In line with their desire to create lasting memories, Jaymee applied to Make-A-Wish to grant a wish for Lylah. Their wish for an outdoor space in their backyard for Lylah came true this year. The family never had a backyard suitable for Lylah to play in, which meant she spent most of her time inside their house. But thankfully, donors like you allowed us to create a beautiful outdoor sensory area specifically suited to Lylah’s needs.

“There’s a circular hanging daybed with comfy cushions and throws for Lylah to sit or lie back in, matting on the floor so she can move herself around — it’s soft and safe for her. There’s also lots of sensory boards, and she can bang and make all the noise she wants."

Jaymee, Lylah's mum

 

Creating memories in difficult times

“The whole space feels magical”, Jaymee explained, saying that it was such a joy to see how quickly Lylah had come to love her new outdoor area.

“The other week, we had her out the back, and she scooted around playing with her toys, before she started to get tired — she’s on oxygen 24/7 — so we popped her on her sensory bed with all her cushions and rugs, and she went straight to sleep,” Jaymee said.

“It was the five of us including her brother and sister, so we were all outside as a group, and it was the perfect space to be able to enjoy outside time with all of us together.”

Jaymee said the outdoor area would allow “so many more memories” for her family.

“It has made such a big difference for our family and with Lylah being palliative, the memories we’re creating now will be cherished so much in the future.”

Jaymee, Lylah's mum

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