Emma McKee is the face of this year’s Piggy Bank Appeal. Emma and her family represent more than 900 families across Victoria who are supported by Very Special Kids.

Ten-year-old Emma is a very cheeky girl who loves swimming, giving cuddles and playing on the swings, but she also requires 24 hour care and assistance for all her basic needs.

Emma had her first seizure at only seven weeks of age and was later diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a rare type of uncontrolled epilepsy. Emma unfortunately never reached any usual milestones growing up, and has suffered major developmental delays due to her condition. She is non-verbal, is fed through a tube and can have up to 40 different types of seizures per day.

Help Very Special Kids raise over $1 million to continue to support children with life-threatening conditions and their families, just like Emma's by donating to the Piggy Bank Appeal today.

Click here to find out more about the Piggy Bank Appeal 

Very Special Kids

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing Victoria’s only children’s hospice and professional support services to families.

We help more than 900 families across Victoria who have a child with a life-threatening condition with ongoing support from diagnosis all the way through to bereavement.

Sadly, almost all of the children we care for will not reach adulthood.

We provide free of charge care for these children and families, but we can't do it on our own. It costs more than $7 million each year to operate Very Special Kids and we rely substantially on the generous support of the community, so please give generously and together we can make a difference.


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