Starlight children, young people & their families

Maddie's story

Isolated in hospital, Captain Starlight brought the fun and laughter to make Maddie's time in hospital more bearable

Harvey's story

Starlight brought the magic to Harvey's world as he faced the trauma of long stays in hospital

Vance's story

Despite a horrific accident that left Vance with a spinal cord injury, his spirit stays strong

Harry's story

Diagnosed with cancer and cerebral palsy, the Starlight Express Room has become a safe space for Harry to shine bright

Rosie's story

Being born with a debilitating condition hasn't stopped the resilient Rosie from living life to the fullest

Cleo's story

With the help of a Starlight wish, Cleo turned her sadness and isolation into joy and happiness

Hugh's story

For Hugh, the Starlight Express Room became a place for respite from illness and to connect, play and be a kid again

Elijah's story

Elijah's world has been consumed with stays in hospital. But his Cricket wish helped him hit sadness for six

Miller's story

Miller loves being active and social, Captain Starlight helps keep Miller smiling through the tough times in hospital

Tom's story

Dealing with anxiety due to his illness. Starlight has created a safe space for Tom where he can feel like himself

Alice's story

Starlight helps Alice keep smiling throughout her treatment for orbital rhabdomyosarcoma

Harry's story

After spending much of his early life in hospital, young Harry is now clocking up the k's on his bike for Tour de Kids

Ivan's story

Captain Starlight helps lift Ivan's spirits with song, laughter and play

Sam's story

Sam follows his dreams with Starlight, creating a lifetime of memories together

Ella's story

Captain Starlight and Starlight TV help Ella find fun and relief from her hospital treatment

Amara's story

Captain Starlight and a special guest help brighten Amara's hospital treatment

Zachary's story

Captain Starlight helps Zachary endure invasive and traumatic procedures

Ayla's story

Captain Starlight helps Ayla and her family cope with the ordeal of her hospital treatment

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

Volunteer in retirement

How a few hours of your time can make a difference for hospitalised children

Annie's story

As a teen, Annie experienced the impact of Starlight in hospital. Now she's found a creative way to give back.

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!