'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. Since being founded Our Kids has purchased $2 million+ worth of equipment.
Our Kids also issue annual Community Grants; these are for families or organisations that care for special needs children. These grants purchase equipment, medicine and therapeutic items to help care for these children. These grants open in June each year and close July 1. For guidelines to apply click here.
Nash is a delightful two year old who has needed nasogastric feeds to thrive. He has spent many weeks of his life in the Children's Ward, and hopefully will have his tube out in the near future.
Zeplin has had trouble with feeding since birth. He has required supplementary feeds through a nasogastric tube. He is growing well. His twin brother Ace is doing well after a recent bout of pneumonia.
Ruby's heart did not develop well, and she needed emergency heart surgery at birth. She has motor problems as well, though despite this is a busy bee.