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SMMI Livewire Appeal 2019

SMMI Livewire Appeal 2019 

Supporting Starlight Children's Foundation
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About SMMI Livewire Appeal 2019

Help us connect 67 teenagers to providing much needed peer to peer support.

Designed to combat loneliness and isolation, Livewire connects teens and young people (10-20) experiencing serious illness or disability through creative workshops when they're in hospital, as well as via an online community.

Livewire helps teens navigate life with a serious illness, support each other and most importantly, to focus on the positives of what they can do, not what they can't.

By day, Livewire delivers workshops and activities on the wards, whilst at night the Starlight Express Room becomes a teen-only hang out. A chill out zone where young people with serious illness or disability can be social, build friendships, feel independent and connect with others who know what they're going through. It's a place that's not school and definitely not the domain of doctors, nurses, younger kids or other adults. A place where they can just be teenagers.

Livewire transforms the teen hospital experience by distracting them from pain and stress and enabling them to feel understood, accepted and supported. 

Livewire facilitators "get" what teens are experiencing. They provide dynamic activities that enhance personal development, encourage engagement and foster a sense of normality in a relaxed environment. 

Uniquely Australian, Livewire was developed in 2006 in partnership with leading Australian health professionals to address the growing numbers of teenagers living with serious illness and disability.  It can't be found anywhere else in the world.

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Thank you for your support in helping ill and hospitalised teenagers simply be teenagers.

About Starlight Children's Foundation

Starlight's mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children and young people by replacing pain, fear and stress with fun, joy and laughter.

Since its establishment in 1988, Starlight has expanded to become the broadest reaching and most trusted children’s charity in Australia. There is now a Starlight Express Room in every children’s hospital in the country and over 160 Captain Starlights nationwide. This year, Starlight will be refurbishing its Starlight Express Rooms in Newcastle and Canberra. 

Last year, Starlight granted 541 life-changing wishes and delivered over 575,000 positive Starlight experiences to seriously ill children, young people and their families.

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