Sadie and her ever-lasting supply of books

Sadie has a unique wish - to have an ever-lasting supply of books!​

Meet Sadie

Sadie is 8 years old. And loves to read. She gets through 5 books a week which transport her to magical places and help her escape from real life.

Escaping is hugely important right now, as two years ago Sadie was diagnosed with a type of cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Sadie reading in bed with the quote "Sadie's life has revolved around books almost since she was born. It's been this enormous escape for her."

The impact of a diagnosis

The news was shocking to Sadie’s loving parents, Mel and Damien. 

Over the last year, Sadie has faced an ordeal of sickness and pain as she’s battled leukaemia, and had to go through gruelling treatments like blood transfusions and chemotherapy.

Sadie reading in hospital with the quote "Every family's wish is that their child would never have to go through something like this."

How a wish helps

A wish can make a miraculous difference to children like Sadie. 

It gives kids something positive to focus on, away from the fear and worry of endless treatments and hospital appointments. 

Sadie and her family reading by a Xmas tree with the quote "Books have got us through this."

You can help make Sadie's wish come true

To help Sadie escape from all the frustrations and discomfort she'll have to face, we want to give her an everlasting supply of books.

And Sadie’s books won’t just be an escape. They’ll help to give her the strength she needs to keep on fighting her illness – and the hope she’ll need to finally beat it.

Sadie reading in hospital with the quote "Sadie's not in the hospital room anymore when she's reading. She's in a whole other world."

The facts

> Six Australian families a day receive the devastating news that their child has a life-threatening illness.

> Last year, the number of families asking for our help increased by 30%.

> We don’t receive any government funding – all wishes are powered by the generosity of our supporters.


Wishes are vital

You can help more kids like Sadie get a life-changing wish by making a tax deductible donation.

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