About us

The Children’s Hospital Foundation helps sick and injured kids by funding life-saving medical research, investing in vital new equipment, and providing support and entertainment services for children and their families.

We are committed to making a difference in the fight against childhood illness and injury so that every child can grow up as happy and healthy as possible.

When you donate to us, we are transparent about where your money goes.

For every dollar donated:

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59 cents goes straight to impact like research, equipment and supporting patients and families.

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15 cents goes towards our future fund. This future fund allows us to make big multi-year commitments to areas of vital importance like brain cancer and cystic fibrosis.

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26 cents goes towards operating expenses and the cost of fundraising, allowing us to generate more income and operate with good governance.

You can have an impact

Every dollar you raise is helping us invest in the future of Queensland’s sickest kids.

Research

You could help fund the research that’s needed to find faster diagnoses, better treatments, and ultimately cures for some of the most devastating childhood illnesses and injuries. Research and medical breakthroughs have the power to turn fear into hope and change the futures of sick and injured children everywhere.

Equipment

State of the art medical equipment such as the Digital PET-CT scanner provides easier and faster scans for paediatric oncology patients undergoing treatment. Ensuring kids can have the right care delivered in the right place at the right time.

Patient and Family Support

Our Patient and Family Support team have been improving the hospital experience for families for more than 30 years. With the generous assistance of the community, we support and deliver essential services at Queensland Children’s Hospital, and regional hospitals across the state.

Meet the kids

Flynn

Life changed forever for Flynn when surgery was recommended to remove a lump on the palm of his hand in March 2020. When surgeons were unable to remove the lump and after testing his parents were given the news that Flynn had an extremely rare cancer called epithelioid sarcoma. 

Flynn was transferred to Queensland Children’s Hospital, where three teams of doctors, including an oncology team, a plastics team and an amputation team met with the family, and it was determined that Flynn would have to have his pinkie and ring finger amputated, all the way up to his wrist. 

He had a free muscle and skin flap put on to cover the amputation site, so the remainder of his hand and fingers could be preserved. The total surgery time was nine hours. 

Sofia

In March 2019, when Sofia was nine years old, sore knees prompted a routine X-ray of her legs. This X-ray would turn Sofia’s life upside down.

It revealed there was a mass located just above her right knee. Her doctor at Queensland Children’s Hospital ordered more tests, including an MRI, CT scan, PET-CT scan and a biopsy.

These tests sadly revealed the mass was a malignant tumour. She was promptly diagnosed with sadly revealed the mass was a malignant tumour. She was promptly diagnosed with high-grade osteosarcoma –  a type of bone cancer. 

Evie

Six-year-old Evie was only four weeks old when she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis – a life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. 

It is expected that Evie will require a double lung transplant eventually. To recieve treatment Evie spends four to six weeks away from her home in Chinchilla each time, saying goodbye to her dad, friends and animals.

Mahalia

Mahalia has a rare disorder characterised by abnormalities of the 22nd chromosome, which has led to many health complications. With such high medical needs her family must take her health day by day. Despite the incredible amount little Mahalia has been through, she remains the most precious, happy, and loving little girl you could ever wish to meet.

She has a love of horses and shows no fear when riding, always choosing the biggest horse she can find and controlling the reins all by herself.

Mahalia has multiple appointments each month and has had many admissions at Queensland Children’s Hospital. 

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