Neurosurgery saves children's lives every day...
Medical Research saves children's lives in the future.
The NRF launched it’s Paediatric Appeal early in 2010. Thanks to the Gala Dinner, sponsorship, donations and ongoing fundraising $500,000 has alreasdy been raised by June 2011.
The Abbie Simpson Appeal is being combined with the Paediatric Appeal, therefore raising the total raised to $1.5million. With continued donations we are confident of reaching our $2 million target.
Research into brain disease, conditions and trauma in children will be the primary focus of this research. A new position will be created and based in Adelaide in conjunction with the University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women's & Children's Hospital.
At present, there are children dying every day or their lives are destroyed through conditions such as:
- Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Aneurysms, Brain Tumours, Brain Haemorrhage, Epilepsy and Stroke
Photos below: Here are some children whose lives have been saved by neurosurgery.
Photos from left: Alex brain tumour survivor, Cadel living with a shunt, Missy survivor of two brain tumours.