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Liz, The Aunty That Every Child Deserves

Sydney Childrens Hospitals Foundation: Meet Liz, the aunty that every child deserves. A loving and attentive aunt to many nieces and nephews. One of nine siblings herself, family has always been at the heart of what makes life meaningful to Liz.

Over the years, Liz and her extended family share an unlimited number of family celebrations and memories, and still do. Her nieces and nephews have always been a focus for celebration and joy.

One day in 1989, everything changed for the tight-knit family when Liz’s 5-year-old nephew Chris developed a lump in his throat. Having seen two different GPs, initially little Chris was thought to have a cold or croupe, however a third GP urgently referred him to an Ear Nose & Throat Specialist.

Chris never made the appointment. That night, he developed breathing difficulties and things took a frightening turn. The next day Chris’ parents took him to Camperdown Children’s Hospital (now The Children’s Hospital at Westmead).

Chris was immediately admitted through emergency, a biopsy of the lump was taken and on further examination it turned out to be more sinister than anyone could have imagined. Little Chris was diagnosed with Non- Hodgkins Lymphoma. The diagnosis rocked the tight knit family.

Liz Balcony Liz, The Aunty That Every Child Deserves

Liz is grateful for her nephew’s recovery. He is now grown, has a career and is married with a daughter of his own. He is everything his aunt could have hoped for and more, and this is why Liz is leaving a gift in her Will to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation (SCHF).

“Many years have passed with Chris being cancer free and I felt it necessary to acknowledge Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation with a bequest gift in my Will. My hope for the future is for professional quality care to always be readily available for sick children… my decision to give back feels very rewarding’’ – says Liz

Like Liz, you too can help transform the lives of sick kids, and leave a gift in your Will to SCHF. For a limited time only, from 28 December to 31 January 2024, you can write your Will online for free (saving $180). SCHF has partnered with Safewill, Australia’s most trusted online Will writing platform.

Safewill makes it quick, easy and affordable to write your Will online. It takes as little as 20 minutes to complete, is reviewed by their affiliate law firm, Safewill Legal, and comes with a year of free and unlimited updates.

To redeem this offer, complete your Will by 31 January 2024 – scan the QR code below to get started!

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