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Mum ‘lucky’ to survive cardiac arrest and stroke

On December 14, just weeks before Christmas, Felicity Blanch was at home alone with her three children on the family’s cattle farm in Proston, 40 minutes north-west of Kingaroy. She was chatting to a girlfriend on the phone when she suddenly collapsed suffering a sudden cardiac arrest – her heart had stopped beating and Felicity…

Announcement – Wishlist Giving Day on March 25

For the past two years, Harrison Higgins’ life has been a whirlwind of appointments and visits to eye doctors. The cheeky four-year-old from Sippy Downs was referred to the Ophthalmology Clinic at Caloundra Hospital when his eyes started to turn inwards. “We noticed that his eyes started to turn in gradually and then it just…

ARMESTO’S DONATION TO CRITICALLY ILL KIDS

You never know when you or a family member may need the help of your local hospital. It’s a sentiment that has rung true for the Armesto’s family. Sunshine Coast-based Armesto’s Transport founder Manuel Armesto was inspired to give to Wishlist after his 20-year-old grandson Tony suffered a brain aneurysm last year. Wishlist CEO Lisa…

Natalie’s story…

Each year more than 175,000 families in our region need emergency care at a local public hospital, and it’s a statistic many young families, like the Tink’s, know all too well. “Both of my children have actually ended up in a hospital emergency department,” Mountain Creek mother Natalie Tink says. “My son Kooper, he is…

$10,000 GRANT FOR CHILDREN ENTERING OUT-OF-HOME-CARE

High risk and vulnerable children who are in crisis situations will benefit from a landmark $10,000 grant from The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation.    Wishlist announced the grant today to help to provide ‘Kits for Kids’ for children of all ages who enter out-of-home-care. The ‘kits’ are essentially backpacks filled with new clothes like pyjamas, underwear…

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…

3D printing advances cancer treatment on Sunshine Coast

A revolutionary technology is being used to enhance cancer treatment at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Director for Radiation Therapy David Willis and his team have been busy testing a specialised 3D printer and software funded by Wishlist to the tune of $30,000, thanks to the Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The printer and software…

Doctors turning to radiation-free scans

Young patients may soon be able to skip the x-ray queue and instead opt for an ultrasound when presenting to a Sunshine Coast emergency department this year. Fractures are one of the most common reasons a child will visit an emergency department on the Coast, but with the help of a Wishlist research grant worth…

Wrapping up our year

What a year 2019 was, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of the Sunshine Coast community. Wishlist kicked some serious goals this year, including building a home away from home for families with loved ones receiving treatment at Sunshine Coast University Hospital. We are excited to announce The House The Coast Built,…