Maddy

As an 18-year-old Honours Law student, Maddy was intelligent, beautiful, very independent, wickedly funny with sarcastic undertones (sometimes irreverent) and a great lover of all of God’s creatures, in particular dogs. Maddy was larger than life, a high achiever that typically got what she wanted, through sheer dedication and perseverance….

MJA – The WHO resolution on sepsis: what action is needed in Australia?

Australia needs a coordinated nationwide plan to reduce preventable deaths and disability from sepsis on 26 May 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a resolution on sepsis that urges member states to take specific actions. The resolution, co- sponsored by Australia, recognises that sepsis is a leading but poorly…

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…