1 in 20 Aussie kids face a birth defect or genetic disease.

Kids just want to be kids, but instead of playing sports with their friends or catching butterflies on a sunny day, these kids are getting liver transplants, taking dozens of medications, or getting their next dose of chemotherapy. It shouldn’t be this way. You can help the scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute find cures, so these kids can go back to being kids.

   
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Making a Difference

Every dollar you donate goes directly to Children’s Medical Research Institute and helps find treatments and cures for children’s genetic diseases. We can’t do it without you.

Proven Experience

Children's Medical Research Institute was the first organisation in Australia dedicated to improving children’s health through research, and we’ve led the world for over 60 years.

Giving Hope

1 in 20 children face a birth defect or genetic disease. Finding treatments and cures can only come from vital research, like that being done in our labs.

Real Kids, Real Stories

  • Ethan's Story

    Ethan's Story

    When little Ethan was born, his family had no idea what challenges their little boy would face. 

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    Naomi's Story

    Naomi's Story

    Four-year-old Naomi is a beautiful little girl diagnosed with SATB2 Associated Syndrome (SAS), a rare genetic syndrome.

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  • Ryan's Story

    Ryan's Story

    Two-year-old Ryan may have an extremely serious genetic disease, but his parents will never let him feel like a victim.

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    Iluka's Story

    Iluka's Story

    At four weeks old Iluka was diagnosed with a genetic disease which can affect her brain, heart, lungs, connective tissue, and bowel. 

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  • Chloe's Story

    Chloe's Story

    Chloe and her twin sister Zara were just two years old when she was diagnosed with a stage five Wilms Tumour and started chemotherapy.

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    Charlize's Story

    Charlize's Story

    Beautiful Charlize was diagnosed with Propionic Acidemia and has already undergone two liver transplants.

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  • Ethan's Story

    Ethan's Story

    When little Ethan was born, his family had no idea what challenges their little boy would face. 

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  • Naomi's Story

    Naomi's Story

    Four-year-old Naomi is a beautiful little girl diagnosed with SATB2 Associated Syndrome (SAS), a rare genetic syndrome.

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  • Ryan's Story

    Ryan's Story

    Two-year-old Ryan may have an extremely serious genetic disease, but his parents will never let him feel like a victim.

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  • Iluka's Story

    Iluka's Story

    At four weeks old Iluka was diagnosed with a genetic disease which can affect her brain, heart, lungs, connective tissue, and bowel. 

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