Charity spot: Little Heroes Foundation

In Australia, around 2,300 children live with Childhood Dementia, a condition resulting in progressive brain damage caused by over 70 rare genetic disorders.

Similar to adult dementia, it causes a child to progressively lose skills such as the ability to write, read, talk, walk, and play. This can happen over months, years, or decades as their brains slowly deteriorate which eventually leads to the inability to keep the body functioning properly and, eventually, to keep the body alive.

Sadly, Childhood Dementia is often overlooked, both as a health and social issue. Despite causing around 90 deaths per year—like cancer deaths in children aged 0-14 – the status of Childhood Dementia flies under the radar, receiving 20 times less government funding for research than childhood cancer.

With the support from people like you, Little Heroes Foundation is hoping to make an impact in the lives of children in this devastating situation. As a not-for-profit organisation, the charity relies heavily on the support of the community and their Corporate Sponsors to make a difference in the lives of children and their families who need it most.

The Little Heroes Foundation is a South Australian charity dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of children. 

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