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Thanks to your support, Mater is able to continue to care for more than 500 000 patients every year. If it weren’t for generous supporters like you, we simply wouldn’t be able to provide care for every person who walks through our doors.
So how does your donation support seriously ill and premature babies, women, men and young adults? Here are just some of the remarkable stories from patients and their families of how your support can make a real difference.
All was well until a routine 21 week appointment ...
Each year around 2000 newborns need advanced resuscitation.
Bailey and Bella's story
Jess feared the worst when she went into premature labour.
Born early, his parents waited nine days to hold him.
Val shares her breast cancer story.
Lucy dreaded telling her daughters she had cancer.
Research into Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Looking at the behaviour of cancer cells.
Friendship lives on, even when those we love have gone.
Mum was actually involved in making the
memory boxes at Mater for the parents of
little babies born prematurely that didn’t
survive. Her work would be in thousands
of homes across Brisbane now.
Buying a ticket wasn’t a hard decision,
especially with Mum passing away earlier
in the year … and I feel like, that perhaps in
a small way, she has had a hand in this.
Katherine was just 22 when her life changed in an instant.
Potential prostate cancer vaccine
Mater researchers have made a game-changing discovery.
Trevor never expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
A routine check-up gave Lee more time with his family.
Despite a 10 year battle, Paul is a man of no complaints.
With a promise to her friend, came a new challenge for Kate.
Melanoma collaborative makes tracks
Mater researchers continue the fight against melanoma.
With a new bike came a new challenge for Mater nurse Jen.