Starlight children, young people & their families

Broly's story

Broly's love of trains leads to a dream come true with the help of Starlight

Molly's story

Starlight helps Molly find her smile again after cancer treatment

Emma's story

Starlight helps Emma cope with the pain and frustration of her treatment

Sam's story

The Starlight Express Room gave Sam the inner drive needed to deal with leukaemia

Thea's story

Captain Starlight helps Thea and her family deal with the pain and distress of losing an eye

Willow's story

Starlight helps Willow deal with the mental health toll of hospital treatment

Mason's story

The Starlight Express Room became a home away from home for Mason and his siblings during long hospital stays

Aria's story

Captain Starlight has brought fun and joy to Aria since she was a baby

Robbie's story

Robbie has enjoyed connections with Captain Starlight and the Livewire program over many years of hospital admissions

Lily's story

Captain Starlight was there to help Lily and her family celebrate her birthday and Christmas in hospital

Ben's story

Starlight joins forces with the Royal Australian Navy to give Ben a Starlight Wish he'll never forget

Scarlett's story

Captain Starlight helps bring smiles and joy to Scarlett and her family

Savannah's story

Captain Starlight helped Savannah keep her hospital experience fun and playful

Tommy's story

The Starlight Express Room helps keep Tommy connected during his hospital visits

Liam's story

Captain Starlight provides Liam with relief and happiness during chemotherapy sessions

Molly's story

Molly's Starlight Wish gives her a break from treatment, and a fun world of play with her brother

Logan's story

While he may not love the hospital, Logan sure loves Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Room

Starlight fundraisers

Gee family Christmas lights

This family lights up their home to bring joy to sick kids

Pestily's quest to raise $1million

Gamer Pesitly is raising $1million by streaming games

Dale's marathon push to raise $35,000

Dale pushed his wheelchair 42kms in the Melbourne Marathon to raise money for sick kids

Starlight volunteers

Jay's story

Jay experienced Starlight as a child and now enjoys giving back.

Pam's story

Pam enjoys watching the faces of sick children transform into smiles and laughter

Andrea's story

No two days are the same for Andrea when she volunteers in the Starlight Express Room.

Ben's story

Ben started out volunteering while studying and has now volunteered over 640 hours for Starlight.

Brad's story

The day Brad spends volunteering at Livewire is the best day of his week.

Charlotte's story

Volunteering allows Charlotte to be herself and do what she loves - putting smiles on kids' faces.

Hien's story

Hien's been providing smiles to kids and families in the Starlight Express Room for over 15 years!