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Charity

ausEE, Inc

Project

ausEE, Inc

Region

National

Funding

$2,000

Funding Dates

November 2014 - March 2015

The Issue

ausEE, Inc. is a volunteer run charity dedicated to providing support and information to those diagnosed with or caring for someone with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder (EGID).

Currently, this affects up to four in every 10,000 people across Australia and can be very challenging for the families of children who live with it as many are unable to eat most food and are fed through a tube in their stomachs.

The Project

Our support will help ausEE to  publish the third book in their series, titled Olivia and Kate, Two Girls, One Story that explores what it is like for siblings of children with any kind of a disability and how often they may feel left out or disheartened. It is hoped that those reading the book can connect with its characters and their journey and help those siblings know that they are special too.

The Impact

ausEE's two existing books, Meet Arabella and Being Henry have been widely distributed to all major children's hospitals and many gastroenterologist and allergists offices across Australia where they have been received with success.

Like their previous books, this edition aims to reach out to younger audiences about the road to diagnosis and living with an EGID, to raise public awareness and help the medical community better support families with a child with a disability or chronic illness.

For more information visit: www.ausee.org