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Team Vida

Fundraiser: Team Vida
Event Date: 07/06/2016 9:00:00 AM - 30/06/2017 5:00:00 PM
Donation Target: $25,000.00 (AUD)
Current Total Raised: $1430.00 (AUD)
Team Vida

Help me realise my abilities so I can be ready for school.  I need lots of special therapies. 

Donate online or collect donations for my Riverwalk Campaign.  Your donations will support a positive foundation to the best possible life for Vida.


Hi I'm Vida.  I am four years old and I love to go to kindy and playing with my puppy.  I need to spend lots of time doing my therapy exercises so I can be ready for school. 

You can help my team to fundraise by donating online, joining in our fundraising campaigns this year and following my story on Facebook.



We would like Vida to believe anything is possible and that she can achieve anything she wants.

Vida's Story

Vida  was born on a stormy Australia Day in 2012. Seven weeks later she presented with infantile spasm (an uncommon form of epilepsy). Vida was diagnosed with hemimegalancephaly a rare brain malformation. With some heavy implications. The removal of half her brain.

Vida experienced sometimes hundreds of seizures a day and spent far too much time in hospital.   At 13 months, Vida underwent an extreme 20 hour surgery to remove the right hemisphere of her brain in hope of reducing seizure activity.

The brain is amazing, rewiring neural pathways to compensate the process is known as plasticity.

Vida's needs

Early intervention is vital to Vida's rehabilitation and to date we are really seeing great "steps" forward.  My family and friends have pooled our resources which are now exhausted.

This is such a critical time in Vida's development and we are really motivated to continue to give her all the opportunity to progress as far as she can which at this stage is really unlimited.

She is four and has been learning to walk without assistance with the help of her therapists.  She knows hundreds of words and is starting to form sentences.

Our dream for Vida

Our dream for Vida is to attend a mainstream school.  Preparation for school is moving forward,. There is still so much work to be done.

How you can help

  • Sponsor our team for the annual Riverwalk Event by pressing "donate now" button on my webpage and receive an automatic tax deductibe receipt.  You can read about the event and register to walk for our team at the events page

  • Help us raise sponsorship for our team through participation at the Annual Riverwalk event by collecting donations on our behalf.

  • Send this page page to your family, friends, colleagues and anyone else you can think of and invite them to donate.

  • Join Vida's Facebook page

  • All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.  The Developing Foundation commits the proceeds of the funds rised to Vida's needs.  If you have a question for our team please email

Thank you your support.

Louisa and Vida




Funds Raised


Fundraiser Supporters:

Jessica St Bruno 28 October 2016 $20
Anonymous 4 September 2016 $100
Jessica St Bruno 12 August 2016 $30
Jessica St Bruno 15 July 2016 $30
Aimee McVeigh 13 July 2016 $30
Colleen Saltere 13 July 2016 $20
keep up the awesome are amazing
Sarah Scown 12 July 2016 $50
Vida, you are such a delight to know. You have achieved so much in your four years and your future is full of exciting possibilities. Can't wait to watch your journey.
Makayla Paris 29 June 2016 $100
With love for a bright future
Dani Dring 21 June 2016 $50
Go Team Vida !!!
Mad Hatter 17 June 2016 $7
And that'll give you 1000 scrillers....
Debbie Edwards 16 June 2016 $10
Best of luck.
Anonymous 14 June 2016 $50
Damian 13 June 2016 $50
Rebecca 13 June 2016 $100
Paul Carmody 12 June 2016 $50
Laura 12 June 2016 $100
Lots of love Vida xo
Sharon 12 June 2016 $50
Big hugs x
Anonymous 11 June 2016 $20
Please share
Harrison Payten 10 June 2016 $50
I will I could give more, I will in the future:)
Monika 10 June 2016 $100
Team vida
Anonymous 10 June 2016 $200
Anonymous 9 June 2016 $100
James Sanewski 9 June 2016 $50
Big love to you Vida!
Anonymous 9 June 2016 $8
Jessica 9 June 2016 $50
Hannah Beier 9 June 2016 $5
Love you guys xxxx
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