Bringing joy to sick kids since 1997
"Being a big kid myself, I've always loved children. At university I was asked by a friend if I wanted to help out at The Children's Hospital at Westmead for one month. I jumped at the chance, and all these years on, with a few more grey hairs, I'm still here".
Isaac has brought joy to kids in the Starlight Express Room since 1997, and is a regular at Starlight events too. He's very passionate about living life to the full, and helping others do the same.
"Starlight particularly resonates with me as I've seen first-hand the positive effect it has on the lives of sick kids and their families. Starlight is also run by super passionate people.
There are so many stories! One of the first kids I met was a toddler named David. He's now a young adult and it's been a privilege to get to know him as he's grown up amidst regular hospital visits. To see his strength of character and resilience despite his lot in life is humbling and inspiring.Isaac
Seeing the Starlight Express Room at Westmead being transformed from an old-fashioned room, without technology or resources, to the room we have today in 2017 has been amazing. Sick kids, their siblings and their parents can't wait to come to the 'doctor-free' Starlight Express Room! Seeing them queue up ten minutes before the room is due to open always brings a smile to my face.
Helping to transform a sick child's day and outlook to something positive through magic tricks, balloons or fun is always one of those life-enhancing moments that I hope will stick in my memory!
The difference you will make in their lives is really worth all the effort in becoming a volunteer. The adage "you get back more than you put in" is 10,000% true with volunteering at Starlight!Isaac
Give it a try - you might end up like me... the perpetual one-month volunteer! You'll also make amazing friends in the Starlight Express Room and those who work for Starlight truly want to make the world a better place. This will improve your quality of life too!"
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