on the eve of good friday and the 'good friday appeal' for our royal children's hospital here in melbourne, australia, (known well for the amazing work and care they provide, worldwide) i thought i would share this story with you all.
it is the story of a special little boy called hamish, i know his grandmother kaye, she has been a long time friend of my cousin, paula in hobart.
here is a recent photo of him, his big brother in the background.
but this is a photo of him last year, at the end of november, in the children's hospital, where he is a patient. the family often have to come to melbourne for treatment. hamish suffers from hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a complex congenital heart condition.
hearts of hope australia, is an organisation set up to help and assist families of these children. kaye nugent is a director of the organisation and hamish is her beautiful grandson. www.hearts-of-hope.org is a link or you can contact kaye at her email address firstname.lastname@example.org
hearts of hope is a non profit organisation set up to support families of these children born with a heart condition that cannot be cured through medical intervention.
please support the 'good friday appeal' financially if you are able, or to support the 'hearts of hope' cause directly, maybe you could make and donate something that would be suitable for them to sell to raise some funds. if so, you could contact me via my email and i can discuss with you the options.
the latest news of hamish is that he is unable to have any more surgery and a heart transplant is also not likely due to the many treatments he has had in his short life. there will content on the television programme '60 minutes' in australia in a few weeks about children born with this and other congenital heart conditions and hamish will be featured.
in the meantime, hamish and his family are enjoying all the special moments in the life of this little boy. i urge you to help 'hearts of hope'.
it's teatime here with his teddy !
footnote: the links are not direct for a reason, but please, those of you who are interested, i know, will take the time to follow this up.