Please help make a child like Kalten's Christmas wishes come true!

For Kalten, hospital treatments are a constant reality which won’t stop at Christmas.

Essential restrictions on visitor numbers will make Christmas difficult and lonely for our patients in hospital – especially for children who are sick.

New measures are also impacting the play therapy we fund to give kids fun and some distraction during their stay.

This is why we need your support now.

Kalten is one child whose Christmas holidays will include multiple visits to hospital. You can make it a happier time for him, by giving a donation today. Kalten suffers from a rare metabolic disease. Ever since he was four years old, he has needed treatment at Canberra Hospital, every single week, no matter what. Each time, he has to lie in bed for 5 hours without a break.

Can you imagine how difficult that must be for a lively 8-year-old boy who just wants to have fun?

Imagine how much harder it will be for Kalten at Christmas time. While his brother and his two sisters are at home playing with their toys and presents, he will have to leave all the fun and excitement behind, to go to hospital with his mum Tracey. Read Kalten's letter to Santa and learn about his Christmas wishes this year.

Please help with a generous donation today.

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Funding Wishlist

“Children in hospital just want to be at home . . . a play therapy program helps them feel less anxious and scared – it makes it so easy to put a smile on their little faces.”

Larah Nicholls, Play Therapist, Canberra Hospital

$46

Can purchase one modern teaching item for the play therapy room in the outpatient clinic.

$210

Can go towards funding of ovarian cancer research study. A total of $5,000 is needed to cover the cost for one patient with ovarian cancer

$450

can go towards funding the Therapeutic Harp Program. Hundreds of patients are supported by the soothing tones of the harp across the year

$1706

can purchase one newborn vascular simulator, a training mannequin used for education and training of paediatric staff.

Raised so far

$9,099

Our goal

$0

Please help make a child like Kalten's Christmas wishes come true!

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

$100

Sirithip Bunditwattanakul

$5

Alan Wong

$465

Anonymous

$10

Anonymous

$500

Anonymous

$160

Jo Williams

We would like this donation to be provided to CAHRU (Child at Risk Health Unit )

$25

Daniel Van Der Meulen

$20

Janelle Boreham

$1.02k

Catherine Keenan

$52

Ben Medley

$52

Anonymous

$210

Edsel Sequeira

In memory of my mum xoxo

$1.71k

Tony Lopilato

$104

Anonymous

Thank you to the doctors and nurses for fully caring for my elderly family member: your contribution to their wellbeing made me feel grateful.

$31

Rebecca Willimott

$48

Anonymous

$54

Lionel Barnett

$52

Anne Dowling

$52

Nerida Sloane

$104

Anonymous

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Ruth Pieloor

$48

Mirja Virenius

$48

Sue Thorpe

$3.52k

Joelle Bou-jaoude

$200

Douglas Gum

$500

James Katheklakis

$1

James Phan

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