Sunday, February 17, 2019

Life-changing drug still out of reach for adults with SMA

SPINRAZA, a game-changing drug that dramatically improves motor function for people with spinal muscular atrophy, a debilitating muscle disease, which is the leading cause of death for infants under the age of 2-years-old, is still out of reach for adults in Australia.

$10,000 raised for farmers and veterans with mental health issues

A FARMER, riding for a friend who lost his life to mental health issues last Christmas Eve, successfully raised $10,000 for farmers and veterans suffering from mental health issues in May.

Pedalling to prevent suicide

MATTHEW Aldridge will be pedalling across two states and up the country’s highest mountain – Mount Kosciuszko – in an effort to raise much-needed funds for farmers and veterans suffering from mental health issues from May 8-12.

The Sun is Shining in Frankston: Variety

Variety - the Children’s Charity presented a brand new Sunshine Coach to Frankston Special Developmental School, ensuring students have reliable access to and engage with their local community. Frankston SDS provides a spacious, friendly and caring learning environment for children and young people who have moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. The school’s motto is “learning for life” and there is...