You may already know a little of the challenges our family has faced because of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). Although our family has had more than our fair share of hospital stays, medical appointments, medications and therapies to make sure Austin has all the support he needs, we are full of thanks for the amazing support from our medical teams, family, friends and the team at TSA.

On 18 August 2022, we are celebrating 5 years of Austin being seizure free! The first 18 months of Austin’s life were very challenging with frequent seizures, a common symptom in TSC, so we are marking this milestone by asking you to help celebrate by making a donation to TSA.

Please join our team of heroes fighting to improve the diagnosis and treatments for children like Austin by making a gift in Austin’s honour to support all families living with TSC in Australia.

We believe so much in the work of TSA who help and support families like ours affected by this complex disease. Their work ensures families are informed, connected, supported and empowered. Your contribution will help children with TSC in Australia now and in the future.

It would mean so much to us if you would please donate now.

Thank you so much, Shelley xx

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Amount Raised

$ 622.00
62% raised of $ 1,000.00 Goal
10 donation(s)

Austin’s TSC Heroes

F Daking
L Daking
Daniel Slape
Linda Stevenson
Shelley Stevenson
Madonna and Daniel Nielsen
Chelsea Slape
Melissa Stevenson
Kate Garrard

How your donation helps

$50    allows us to answer a single support or information request

Our TSC Information Service provides free advice to those affected by TSC.  One call from a family about the importance of early diagnosis and intervention treatments and how to access them can change their child’s life.

$100    allows an individual with TSC or their carer to attend an information event

Our virtual and face to face events provide an opportunity for people affected by TSC to learn more about the disease and meet other people living with TSC. These connections can be life-changing and can help to reduce the sense of isolation.

$250    allows us to update one of our medical information pages

Our medical information pages are the only source of accurate TSC information tailored to the needs of TSC patients and their families in Australia. The significant achievements of TSC research mean that these information pages require regular revision.

Your donation today will help us continue to provide our trusted information and support services for free to everyone affected by TSC by:

  • Maintaining this website, the only online source of accurate and up to date TSC information in Australia
  • Publishing and printing our magazine Reach Out twice a year
  • Providing a TSC Nurse service offering telehealth phone and email support
  • Organising and hosting educational events online for everyone in Australia
  • Advocating for improved services and treatment for families affected by TSC
  • Ensuring TSC affected individuals have access to all the latest global research and advancements in TSC.

Our donors have enabled TSA to champion many life-changing projects in Australia including:

  • Publishing a picture book to help children understand TSC
  • Funding an Australian clinical trial into a new medicine for TSC skin tumours (angiofibromas)
  • Creating New Diagnosis Parachute Packs for families receiving a new diagnosis of TSC
  • Development of a SEALS Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory, the first laboratory in Australia to offer genetic testing for TSC
  • Launching the In Safe Hands Education Resources to help teachers and educators understand how TSC may affect how a child learns.
  • Advocating for mTOR inhibitor medicines for TSC added to the PBS (Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme).

To find out more about how your donations make a difference, click here to read our latest annual report.

The vast majority of your contributions go directly to providing these important services and research. Much of our work is done by volunteers, working in their homes. This keeps our costs low, and ensures your money goes directly to support people living with TSC. Your support, however big or small, is greatly appreciated.