A bright future assured for Roselyn

Complex heart surgery was performed by Dr Ian Nicholson at Sydney Adventist Hospital last November.

Operation transforms Christine’s life

From a very sick baby to a healthy child – what a difference ROMAC makes!

ROMAC’s 400th patient Andrea

Andrea was the 400th patient to be treated by ROMAC in Australia or NZ

Rachel recovers from renal condition

Rachel and her mother Victoria arrived in Auckland, New Zealand from Vanuatu in late June 2018. Rachel had a renal condition that needed to be resolved and the renal team at Starship Hospital promptly got to work to treat her.

Rachel was accommodated in Ronald McDonald House and was hosted by the Rotary Club of Birkenhead. Under Gaston Bruneau’s lead, the Club saw that the family had visitors and outings during the recovery days of their stay.

Rachel was under treatment and observation for about six weeks. It was wonderful to see Rachel become stronger by the day and taking in the new experiences of the Zoo, Museum and playgrounds of Auckland with her hosts. She was the happiest wee girl with a beautiful smile and won many hearts and made friends with other ROMAC patients.

Rachel flew home fully recovered in early August. She and and her mother were both so grateful to ROMAC and Rotary for restoring Rachel to good health and for the wonderful experiences they were treated to while they were in New Zealand.

Ken has life-saving surgery

Ken lives with his family in a remote village in the Solomon Islands where they have no running water or electricity. He was born prematurely at 6 months so he was taken by canoe to a clinic and then transported to hospital, where he spent the next 3 months. However, over time, his heart started to fail.  Continued


Christella was a happy little 3-year-old girl in Vanuatu until one day in November 2016 her legs and feet were so severely burnt by boiling water she could not stand or walk. She was brought to Sydney by ROMAC to be treated for her burns at Westmead Hospital. Continued

Complex heart surgery for Junitalia

Two-year-old Junitalia from Timor-Leste was a very sick little girl. She was diagnosed with a Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) which meant her little heart had multiple problems and required urgent open heart surgery. Junitalia was referred to ROMAC for assistance. Continued

Miraculous surgical treatment saves Teretoriano

Teretoriano was referred to ROMAC by the Biro Pite Clinic in Timor-Leste. He had been diagnosed with a Wilm’s tumour of the kidney. As his mother had suffered TB, Teretoriano’s grandmother Claudina had to accompanied him. He arrived very ill and had to have immediate surgery Continued

ROMAC Australia
Mission Statement
ROMAC provides surgical treatment for children in Australia and New Zealand from developing countries from
our Pacific Region in the form of Life Giving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in
their home country.

100¢ in every $1
goes directly to giving life to a child

ROMAC is totally voluntary

There are no paid staff and the small administration expenses incurred are paid from another income stream.

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Since 1988,
500+ children have been given life

ROMAC has assisted, through other means, over 1,000 children since inception

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