Finlay has lived with type -1 diabetes since he was three-years-old.
A few hours after her birth, pediatricians confirmed that Jenna was born with down syndrome, this had gone undetected throughout what was a normal, healthy pregnancy.
In 2012, Caleb began to feel dizzy and experienced tunnel vision while playing sports. Blood tests revealed he has Long QT Syndrome.
Connor was initially labeled as a ‘problem child’ during his kindergarten years. He was unsettled, getting into trouble a lot and would not listen to his teachers.
Greer was a toddler when she fainted at pre-school. Her mum Karlene took her to the doctor for a blood test suspecting anaemia.
James was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) when he was two-years-old.
Jorja was 19-months-old when she reached for a hot cup of tea and it spilt down her neck and chest.
Katie developed at a normal rate until she was two-years-old. Shortly after, her parents noticed that Katie’s development began to slow, particularly her speech.
At only fifteen-months-old, Lucian spent six months in Blenheim Hospital waiting for a diagnosis.
Lukas was born three weeks preterm, spending the first three and a half weeks of his life in neonatal care. Leaving neonatal care, Lukas failed a hearing test and was later diagnosed with high frequency hearing loss.