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2018 Christmas Appeal


It never fails to surprise me how quickly the end of the year approaches.  This year, thanks to the support of generous people like you, have provided therapy, information, networking and support to over 1,500 South Australian children who have a vision or hearing impairment – and...

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Hamish's Story


Many families rely on the support of Can:Do 4Kids throughout their journey, just like the McGregor family.  

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Jemima and Maisie


Jemima and Maisie’s mum Amy shares their family’s story… My girls were diagnosed with albinism when Jemima was 2½ and Maisie 8 months of age. My husband and I had no family history of albinism and it came as such a shock, it was devastating. We went to a geneticist a...

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Xavier's Story


Xavier communicates a bit differently to most kids his age. After many failed newborn hearing screening tests, Xavier’s parents noticed that at 18 months old, he still wasn’t responding to verbal cues, which concerned his mother Jess. “We realised that when we ca...

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Help kids like Jackson this Christmas


Over the years, thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, we have seen our clients go on to become scholars, professionals, musicians, sporting greats and even Olympians! I have a feeling that Jackson, one of the youngest and newest members of the Can:Do family, is another determ...

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Marcus and Joshua


Identical twins Marcus and Joshua have been part of the Can:Do 4Kids family since they were less than a year old. As the boys approach their fourth birthdays in May, their Mum Kerrie wants to share an update on how far they’ve come thanks to the support of generous people like you...

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A cause close to Jenny’s heart


We talk to Jenny, one of our dedicated lottery team members - and discover why raising valuable funds for Can:Do 4Kids and Deaf Can:Do is so important to her. “Some of you may have spoken to me on the phone – it’s my job to sell lottery tickets to support Can:Do ...

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Lucas' Journey


20 month old Lucas is a bright, inquisitive child – just like any other toddler his age – it’s only the brightly-coloured hearing aid in his left ear that sets him apart. We spoke to Lucas’ parents, Tamara and Damien, about their brave little boy’s journey ...

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