Mia

Little Mia Wilkinson might only be six, but already her story could span lifetimes. Little Mia is a pocket rocket who, despite her young age, just happens to be one of the gutsiest people you’ll ever meet. Mia could well have been another casualty of the deadly flu outbreak. This…

Matt

Matthew Ames was 39 years old when what started as a sore throat resulted in the loss of all four of his limbs. He had contracted streptococcal resulting in toxic shock and was never expected to survive. Matthew has beaten the odds, spurred on by the fact that he is…

Korina

Korina is married to Daniel, mother to two young children, Hayden and Amelia, and enjoys a very close bond with her parents, Chris and Sandra, and sister Crystal. Dedicated to her husband, children and extended family, with a wide social network of friends and work colleagues, Korina embraced life. However,…

Katie

It has been more than 7 years since Katie nearly lost her life to sepsis. In early 2010, Katie was a recent high school graduate and looking forward to studying make-up artistry. Then 18 years old, Katie developed a renal abscess that led to septic shock. At first, she assumed…

Thomas

Thomas Snell, or ‘Snelly’ as he was affectionately known, was a popular, bright and mature 13 year old from the Northern Territory. A natural and talented athlete – and winner of many ‘Best and Fairest Awards’ – Thomas played cricket, AFL and rugby union, and could often be found outdoors,…