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Help us fund Big Research for Little Lives

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Our support have decreased due to Corona Virus, and we need your support!


This lockdown has affected many, but top of mind at Cure Kids are the children who are living with underlying health conditions. Children who are particularly vulnerable right now.

Cure Kids ambassador, Eva (aged 12) has been fighting to survive her entire life. She was born with only half a diaphragm after suffering a diaphragmatic hernia during fetal development. With a hole in her diaphragm, nothing was holding Eva’s vital organs in place and they pushed up into her chest cavity, preventing her lungs from developing normally. At just six weeks of age, Eva underwent her first operation to rebuild her diaphragm and reposition her organs. After multiple surgeries, numerous bouts of pneumonia, several strokes and an ongoing challenge with a hospital-acquired MRSA bug, she has defied the odds to be alive today.

Children like Eva are the driving force behind our vision of healthier children, with brighter futures. Every gift we receive helps fund world-class researchers across New Zealand whose work focuses on infectious disease, childhood cancers, inherited heart conditions, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI), stillbirth, burns as well as child and adolescent mental health – and many, many other areas of research.

COVID-19 has made it harder than ever to raise funds for child health research. Cure Kids Chief Executive, Frances Benge said funding would be "significantly impacted" and expected lost income between $500,000 and $1 million.

Never before have we so desperately needed ‘Big research for little lives.’ Every gift has the power to make a huge difference. If you are in the position to make a donation, we would be so very grateful.

About us

We focus on raising funding to enable high-impact, New Zealand-based medical research to help save, extend and improve the lives of children diagnosed with serious life-impacting and life-limiting health conditions.

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Donations made to this page will help us to continue funding research and meet our ultimate goal of finding cures for the 20,000 NZ children who life with a life threatening illness.

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This campaign started on 8 Apr 2020 and ended on 3 Jul 2020.