'Our Kids' more formally known as the Northern Rivers Children's Health Fund was founded in 2001 by Dr Chris Ingall. The aim of 'Our Kids' is to improve the health services for children in the Northern Rivers area, by purchasing paediatric equipment for the Lismore Base Hospital and the surrounding satellite hospitals. Since being founded Our Kids Our Kids has purchased $1.8+ millions worth of equipment.
Our Kids also issue annual Community Grants; these are for families or organisations that care for special needs children. These grants purchase equipment, medicine and therapeutic items to help care for these children. These grants open in June each year and close July 1. For guidelines to apply click here.
To apply HERE for the Our Kids Paediatric Education Fund, the annual Dorothy Edwards Midwife of the Year Award or the Dorothy Edwards Education Scholarship for Midwives
Zeplin has had trouble with feeding since birth. He has required supplementary feeds through a nasogastric tube. He is growing well. His twin brother Ace is doing well after a recent bout of pneumonia.
Arabella is a beautiful young girl who has struggled with her motor development, needing injections of botox in her muscles. Arabella required intensive resuscitation after birth and has done exceptionally well, a bright and interactive young girl who enjoys her preschool.
Ruby's heart did not develop well, and she needed emergency heart surgery at birth. She has motor problems as well, though despite this is a busy bee.