Lachie’s Story

“It’s such a big relief to know we can access the services Lachie needs through Royal Far West. He’s been through so much already and we don’t want him to struggle through life” Margaret*, Lachie’s grandmother Four-year-old Lachie lives in a small country town in northwestern New South Wales. Lachie is a sensitive, intelligent child…

Ginny’s Story

“After years and years of struggling to find answers, we were so relieved to finally be able to understand and support our daughter…” – Karen, Ginny’s* mum By the time Ginny was seven years old, her mum Karen was at her absolute wit’s end. Karen and her husband Brett, who live on a farm about…

Andrew’s Story

When Andrew* was referred to us, he was two years behind at school. He was in Year 4 at school in a small country town, and had spent most of the year not participating, not engaging with his teacher or classmates, with his head on the desk, and quickly getting further and further behind. Increasingly…

Leith’s Story

Living in a small town in regional New South Wales, the Freestone family has its fair share of challenges. Mum Cherise explains, “My husband Tom and I work hard to stay afloat. Our second son, Leith, was born 16 weeks premature, and life has been pretty hard ever since then. We knew Leith wasn’t meeting the…

The Nugent Family, Cobar, NSW

It was a really full on week. That’s how Michelle remembers her first time coming to Manly to get her daughter Ebony the specialist healthcare she needed but couldn’t get closer to home. In the years since that first week, Michelle has brought her other children Kayla and Noah to Manly for help. Since the…