Lucilia beats the odds
Nine-year-old Lucilia is from Dili in Timor-Leste. She was diagnosed with nasopharygeal carcinoma, a type of head and neck cancer which starts in the upper part of the throat behind the nose. This disease is rare in Australia but relatively common in South East Asia. She needed chemotherapy and radiation therapy if she were to 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.
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
Southern Cross, Christchurch save 3-y-o Timor-Leste child
Deolindo, a three-year-old boy from Timor-Leste was diagnosed with testicular cancer. The only option was to administer chemotherapy at the GVNH-National Hospital in Dili.
Adelaide responds to urgent surgery call
Isac, an extremely ill 14y.o. boy from Timor-Leste was referred to ROMAC with a suspected benign brain lesion. He had lost all sight in his left-eye and had only partial sight in the right-eye.
Heldericky is not ashamed anymore
Heldericky (aka Ricky) had a vascular malformation in his leg, which meant the leg muscles did not develop normally and he had chronic pain.
A future ahead for brave Celestina
Working together we can achieve miracles! ROMAC teamed up with the new Global Program at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and Children’s First Foundation to not only save a life but to make a whole new future for Tina.
Geovanio can now run with his friends
Eight year old Geovanio weighed only 16 kg and had to be wheeled off the flight from East Timor in a baby stroller as he was too sick to walk.
Baby Quivania complex condition no barrier for ROMAC
After arriving from Timor Leste, baby Quivania and her mother Ana, pictured with Liane Corbett ROMAC District helper, were in the care of Dr David Lord at Children’s Hospital, Westmead. Dr. Lord’s specialty is Paediatric Interventional Radiology and Medical Imaging.
Baby Jofi Progressed Well After Cardiac Surgery
8 months old baby boy Jofi came into Mater Children’s Hospital in Brisbane from Timor Leste with his mother Efizenia. Jofi has a serious cardiac condition, which caused some concern.