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Book launch to celebrate Wishlist House

There’s not much Wishlist won’t tackle, including releasing a book featuring The House The Coast Built – also known as Wishlist House. The book was made possible by two local writers, Maya Gurry and Megan Woodward who donated their time and skills to create the story of fictional characters Will and Ellie. It tells the…

HELP MIRACLES LIKE LEON THIS CHRISTMAS Featured

Mum-of-two Ellie Hobby is no stranger to little miracles. Her first-born Vinnie was born prematurely and spent weeks in the Neonatal Unit at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SUCH) in 2019, but there was no way Ellie and her husband Dane were able to prepare for their second son’s entrance into the world. The family…

Wishlist House helping remote families

More than 45 separate families have benefitted from the Coast’s ‘home away from home’ since opening in May, with Wishlist House providing comfort in a time of medical crisis. The Fenton’s are just one family who recently stayed at Wishlist House after Nanango grandfather Ned Fenton had a tractor accident.  The 87-year-old was working on…

HOUSE HELPING REMOTE FAMILIES

More than 43 families have benefitted from the Coast’s ‘home away from home’ since opening in May, with Wishlist House providing comfort in a time of medical crisis. The Fenton’s are just one family who recently stayed at Wishlist House after Nanango grandfather Ned Fenton had a tractor accident.  The 87-year-old was working on his…

Wishlist Funded – Lateral Arm Accessory

They say, ‘women come in all shapes and sizes.’ This couldn’t be truer for the Breast Imaging Radiographers at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, who this week received a very special piece of equipment, funded by Wishlist. Although seemingly a small device, Senior Radiographer Pamela Cunningham explains how the $14,025 ‘Lateral Arm Accessory’ will make…

August update from Wishlist CEO

One of the positives I’m sure will emerge from a post-pandemic world is a renewed appreciation for the little things in life. We certainly know at Wishlist that it’s the little things that count (not taking away from big donations… we love them too!)  Wishlist Giving Day on August 20 was an outstanding success on…

WISHLIST GIVING DAY RAISES $241,757

The Sunshine Coast community has rallied around Wishlist, helping raise more than $241,757. Wishlist launched their first ever Wishlist Giving Day on August 20, a 12-hour virtual fundraising appeal to raise funds for Sunshine Coast and Gympie public hospitals. Each year the Sunshine Coast Health Foundation directs more than $1 million to priority needs of…

Sascha & Greg’s Story

For Greg and his wife Sascha, nothing could prepare them for the turmoil that 2020 would bring. The free-spirited couple were doing what they loved most – travelling Australia with their camper trailer, when Greg suffered a stroke at their friend’s house on the Sunshine Coast. Greg was rushed by ambulance to the Sunshine Coast…

Martha’s Story

In early December 2019, Gympie resident Martha Parsons heard three heart-stopping words, which would ultimately change her life “You have cancer”. Mrs Parsons has been diagnosed with stage three adenocarcinoma – lung cancer, with a one-centimetre tumor which had spread to 2 lymph nodes. Her treatment would begin with chemotherapy and a course of radiotherapy,…