'Our Kids' more formally known as the Northern Rivers Children's Health Fund was founded in 2001 by Dr Chris Ingall. The aim of 'Our Kids' is to improve the health services for children in the Northern Rivers area, by purchasing paediatric equipment for the Lismore Base Hospital and the surrounding satellite hospitals.
Our Kids also issue annual Community Grants; these are for families or organisations that care for special need children. These grants purchase equipment, medicine and therapeutic items to help care for these children. The Grants open in June. You can download the 'Guidelines for Applicants' and the Group Application Form or Individual Application Form. Grants close on July 1.
Drew was born with a diaphragmatic hernia and has come through a very stormy course. She is now a bright and bubbly baby who is slowly but surely coming off her oxygen therapy.
Jessica was diagnosed with leukaemia and is now in remission. She is very brave with her chemotherapy and is looking forward to a bright future.
Dimitri has haemophilia and requires regular infusions of blood products to ensure he does not have a worrying bleed. He has done fabulously and is very patient with his treatment.