Starlight children, young people & their families

Eden's story

For his Starlight Wish, Eden wanted to meet all his local emergency services heroes.

Jack's story

The Starlight Express Room gave Jack something positive to look forward to when he visited hospital.

Luca's story

Luca would only visit hospital if he was allowed to visit the Starlight Express Room until closing time.

Marley's story

When Marley found out his Starlight Wish had been granted, he asked for his very own cubby house.

Chloe's story

Positivity and laughter has been an essential part of Chloe's experience in hospital.

Ava's story

Amid so much heartache, Starlight helps Ava do all the things she loved before she got sick.

Henry's story

Knowing he could go and have fun with Captain Starlight gave Henry something to look forward on his toughest days.

Jagger's story

Even when he wasn't feeling well, Jagger still wanted to go to do craft and play games with Captain Starlight.

Amelia's story

During gruelling treatment, Captain Starlight motivated Amelia to keep coming back to hospital.

Maton's story

Visiting the Starlight Express Room was the highlight of Maton's day - an escape from reality to recharge.

Anabela's story

Captain Starlight helps distract Anabela from her treatments and makes her time in hospital much happier.

Bertie's story

The Starlight Express Room feels like a day trip out for Bertie; it's an escape from what happens on the ward.

Bonnie's story

Bonnie wasn't allowed visitors in hospital, so without Starlight, it would have been lonely and isolating.

Holly's story

While ongoing hospital appointments are stressful, no visit is complete without a trip to the Starlight Express Room.

Isla's story

Smiling and laughing with Captain Starlight helped Isla forget about being a 'cancer kid'.

Tamika's story

Starlight has taken the stress out of everything that's going on with Tamika's health.

Will's story

Will and his family went on the trip of a lifetime for his Starlight Wish.

Helena's story

Helena says she loves that in the Starlight Express Room, she isn't the 'sick kid'.

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!