Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation provides significant financial
assistance for the support of equipment, research and clinical services
at the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.
2012, nib foundation partnered with the foundation to support Positive
Kids Camp Goodtime that assists the approximately 100 Australian
children who are HIV positive.
camp, which is the only one of its kind in the country, helps reduce the
isolation experienced by these families by allowing them to share their
experiences with other families living with HIV, in a therapeutic
2012 national camp held in Sydney in November provided 25 families with
respite from their daily routine, as well as the chance to learn more
about living with HIV and make new friends.
range of additional resources was also offered including HIV workshops,
medical advice and updates as well as recreational activities to
increase social connectedness.
Andy and Maria, along with their adopted daughter, Maya, who is HIV positive, attended Camp Goodtime for the first time in 2012.
couple said that Maya thoroughly enjoyed the experience and made many
new friends who experience similar health issues. It also gave them, as
parents, the opportunity to connect with other families living with HIV.
attended workshops and took advantage of the fantastic programs led by
some amazing volunteers. It was a wonderfully open and supportive
environment," Andy said.
Sydney Children's Hospital Paediatric HIV team and Camp Goodtime have
helped our family tremendously. They have had a profoundly positive
impact on our quality of life, not just from the excellent medical care
they give our daughter but as importantly, from the emotional and social
support they provide us. They help our whole family to get on with
living life so that our daughter's HIV status can be what it should be -
just one component of a wonderful and truly inspiring young person," he added.