At the time Owen was described by one neonatologist as, “the sickest baby in our unit, and we have a lot of sick babies.” He was so sick, the first time Owen’s parents held him he was five weeks old.
But today, thanks to Humpty and the amazing efforts of all the doctors and nurses who looked after Owen, he’s a lively 5-year-old with big dreams.
We managed to have a quick chat with Owen at his home in Queensland before the beach called...
Humpty: What’s your favourite food?
Owen: Fried spicy noodles and spaghetti bolognese.
Humpty: What’s your favourite colour?
Humpty: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Owen: I’m still thinking but maybe an astronaut.
Humpty: What’s your favourite thing to do?
Owen: Go to the waterpark, being outside and going to the toy store!
Humpty: Anything else you’d like to tell us?
Owen: I live in Brisbane, and I love the sun and the water!
We need your help.
Humpty needs your support to ensure we can continue to provide hospitals with the medical equipment they urgently need. It shouldn’t matter where you live, but sadly it does.
Your gift to Humpty, however big or small, will help us continue to provide hospitals across Australia with urgently needed medical equipment.
In these uncertain times, one thing is for certain - Australian hospitals need life-saving equipment more than ever. Through the support of our corporate partners and donors, Humpty has been able to ease the load for frontline doctors and nurses around the nation by providing much needed equipment to hospitals in metropolitan, remote and rural regions.
If you are in a position to donate a piece of medical equipment, please CLICK HERE to see Humpty's Wish List.
How is Humpty helping?
In these uncertain times, one thing is for certain - Australian hospitals need life-saving equipment more than ever. Through the support of all our individual donors and corporate partners, Humpty has been able to ease the load for frontline doctors and nurses around the nation by providing much needed equipment to hospitals in metropolitan, rural and remote areas.
During 2021 our support from donors continued to grow as Humpty provided an unprecedented 700 pieces of medical equipment valued at $4.5 million to hospitals and health services across Australia.
Two-thirds of all donated equipment was distributed to rural and remote Australia, reflecting Humpty’s commitment to ensure children have access to the care they need, no matter where they live.
How is Humpty supporting our frontline workers?
Unfortunately, even in a pandemic, kids will still get sick and babies will still be born too early or with a range of conditions that need medical treatment.
How doctors and nurses manage those children has changed somewhat, and travel restrictions mean our hospitals - especially our rural and remote hospitals and emergency departments - more than ever before, depend on having the right medical equipment to assess and treat sometimes incredibly challenging cases. The right equipment in the right place at the right time ensures less stress for the medical teams while little patients get the best care possible.
How many hospitals does Humpty support?
To date, Humpty has provided medical equipment to Paediatric Wards, Neonatal Units, Maternity and Emergency Departments to around 500 hospitals and health service centres right across Australia and this hospital list continues to grow.
How does Humpty make a tangible difference?
One of Humpty's breakthrough fundraising methods was the creation of Humpty’s Wish List in 2001. Each piece of medical equipment item that appears on the Wish List has been specifically requested by a hospital to meet an urgent need and is approved by our Medical Sub-Committee.
Humpty’s Wish List provides donors the opportunity to choose a piece of medical equipment within their budget for a hospital of their choice. Each piece of medical equipment donated is purchased directly by the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and delivered to the nominated hospital. All medical equipment purchases and donations received are 100% tax deductible and make a significant difference to the health and well-being of hundreds of thousands of children across Australia.
Humpty’s Wish List makes a real tangible difference to Australian hospitals, ensuring they have equitable access to medical equipment they need.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation is the largest charitable supplier of children’s medical equipment behind State and Territory Governments across Australia and is working hard with health officials and communities to ensure all states and territories have the equipment they need.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, all donations of $2 and over are tax deductible and you will be automatically emailed a receipt.
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The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal