Isabella Parisi: Taking on the world with a smile

Isabella Parisi spent the first year of her life in and out of the hospital. She was born with a trachea oesophageal fistula with oesophageal atresia – a feature of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. After being diagnosed with the syndrome when she was 22 months old, Isabella found solace in horses…

Charities in the spotlight

Good Friday Appeal: Dig deep for the kids

ISLA is one of the “Little Ambassadors” for the 2022 Good Friday Appeal. The eight-year-old is in remission after spending half her life in treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Isla’s parents knew something was wrong…

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I HAD no idea and was horrified that a 10-year-old Australian child could go to jail. In July this year, I wrote my first opinion piece for the Advocate. It…

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