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Help Sick Kids Like Leni On Radiothon Day

By Lynette C October 15, 2019

On Friday 18 October, we need your help to make a difference for Sydney’s sick kids, with Radiothon for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Why give on Friday 18 October?

Because for 24 hours only, every donation will be matched, dollar for dollar, by generous supporters. That means every gift will have an even bigger impact on the incredible children, and the amazing people who spend their days working so hard to help sick kids like Leni get better.

Three year old Leni is known for her big personality, and lights up any room she enters. She loves singing, dancing and is always wiggling to the Wiggles. Her Crouzon Syndrome diagnosis hasn’t changed her spirit. Leni was diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder shortly after birth. The disorder is the premature closure of skull bones that can affect the shape of the head and face, causing difficulties with breathing, hearing and speech. Since diagnosis, the impact on day-to-day life for the West family has been challenging. “It’s hard to find the words to express how incredibly grateful we are for all the doctors, nurses and therapists who have looked after our family over the past three years. Everyone at the Hospital – from security, administration staff, cleaners – they all treat the families with so much respect and humility,” said Leni’s mother Lisa. “You never know when you’re going to need (the hospital’s) help – and if you do, you will be so incredibly grateful for the work they do... We are so lucky that Leni was born in a country where this level of medical care can be provided to her. It has truly saved and changed her life,” said her father Tim.

You can make a pledge to Radiothon any time before 6pm Thursday 17 October. Or donate LIVE and watch your gift raise the tally from 6pm Thursday 17 October ‘til 6pm Friday 18 October, at Radiothon.org.au, or over the phone, 1800 770 122.

And be listening to smoothfm to hear some of the uplifting stories coming out of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in 2019.