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 Continued

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Beautiful baby Zoe 2 weeks after her operation


Baby Zoe had an encephalocoele (protruding brain tissue) which covered most of her face and restricted her sight. Her young mother covered Zoe face with a blanket so no one could see her.

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A very happy Kachico recovering after his operation


At 3 years Kachico had an accident which resulted in a long nail entering his head. The nail was removed but metal fragments had been left behind. This caused infections and the formation of a large lesion which continued to weep. Kachico was also suffering from headaches and fits.

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Heldericky having US on hisleg


Heldericky (aka Ricky) had a vascular malformation in his leg, which meant the leg muscles did not develop normally and he had chronic pain.

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