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Help Mater revolutionise healthcare for your community

Community lies at the very heart of everything we do. For more than 100 years, supporters like you have enabled Mater in Queensland to identify, develop and grow health services and respond to community need even when no one else will.

You make it possible

Baby Lyric’s entrance into the world was dramatic. Born at just 25 weeks gestation, he weighed just 970 grams and was smaller than an eggplant.
Lyric’s mum, Alana, was unable to hold her son for the first seven days of his life.
Each year, many babies are born well before their due date. These babies are incredibly small and fragile and can fit into the palm of your hand.
Unfortunately, due to the many complications of premature birth, not all babies survive. But thanks to the exceptional care of Mater’s NCCU and improvements in technology and research, Lyric did survive.
Thanks to community support from people like you, Alana's precious son, Lyric, can survive and thrive. Lyric has benefitted from improved care and treatments developed over many years through Mater Research. Such advances are only made possible through the generosity of people like you.
Associate Professor Sam Bora and his team are so thankful for your support of research at Mater. Read more

Your generous support will help more babies like Lyric and give hope to parents like Alana. Read Lyric’s story below.


Tax Appeal 2020 – Lyric's Story

Your gift will help researchers and clinicians at Mater, to develop exceptional care and treatments for some of our tiniest patients like Lyric, now and in the future, giving them the best possible chance of a happy life. Thank you.