Support the Kids Heart Unit

Vikki and Jono were on a family holiday in Margaret River when their two and a half year old daughter, Ayda, became unwell.


When she continued to get sicker, the concerned parents took her to get checked by a local GP who told them to take her straight to hospital. 

No sooner had they arrived at the Busselton Hospital than Ayda collapsed and was put into a coma. 

Ayda recovering

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) took Ayda to Princess Margaret Hospital where she remained in a medically induced coma for 15 days.

Doctors believe Ayda had a viral infection of the heart –which can cause heart failure and sudden death.

The staff at PMH, worked hard to help Ayda make it through.

“We are under no illusion that the only reason we still have our daughter is because of the amazing doctors and support staff of the Busselton Emergency Department, RFDS and Princess Margaret Hospital,”Viki said.

Ayda will continue to visit Perth Children’s Hospital for ongoing surgeries to manage the effects of the virus.

Perth Children's Hospital needs the highest quality medical equipment, staff and training to propoerly care for Ayda and other young heart patients.

Only your fundraising and support can give kids like Ayda the best chance for a happy, healthy life.

How can you help?

Your bake sale, casual dress day, or marathon run can help the many West Australian children who depend on Perth Children’s Hospital for their heart health. It will also help provide happiness for kids at the hospital, and their families.

You can help by donating, fundraising, attending events and doing lots of other fun activities to raise money for the Cardiology Unit at Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

These important funds:

  • Train expert doctors and nurses
  • Buy desperately needed medical equipment
  • Support specialist services and therapies
  • Enable ground-breaking research
  • Provide essential accommodation for regional families

And much more…

You can help children like Ayda - click here to register your Cardiology fundraiser today.

Your support will give young WA heart patients a chance to live their happiest and healthiest lives.

Click here to register your fundraiser offline.

Perth Children's Hospital Foundation

We believe all children deserve a chance to live their healthiest and happiest lives; to be able to play and laugh with their siblings and friends; to feel safe and well cared for; to grow up and be whatever they choose to be.

This belief drives all we do.

We are the main fundraising body for Perth Children’s Hospital as well as the wider Child & Adolescent Health Service in Western Australia.

We also work hard to promote healthy lifestyle messages to support parents in keeping their children well.

Did you know?

The Cardiology Department at Princess Margaret Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services for children and adolescents from throughout West Australia with actual or suspected heart diseases.

The department deals with a wide range of heart conditions including congenital heart defects, arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy.

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