Dear friend,

You may already know a little of the challenges our family has faced because of the devastating rare disease, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC).

Our beautiful girl Kyah was born with TSC in 2013. Kyah lived her life with many health and developmental challenges, but she had such a beautiful soul and loving infectious smile, which touched the hearts of family and friends.

On top of the many challenges Kyah had because of her TSC, we were devastated to receive the news that Kyah also had brain cancer – which was unrelated to her TSC brain tumours. In November 2019, Kyah passed away, at just six years old.

We would love everyone to join in and participate in raising funds for TSA, in memory of our beautiful Angel Kyah. Join our fight to improve the diagnosis and treatments for children like Kyah.

Please make a gift in honour of our Kyah to support all Australian families affected by TSC.

We believe so much in the work of Tuberous Sclerosis Australia who help and support families like ours affected by this complex disease. Your contribution will help children with TSC in Australia now and in the future.

We are participating in TSA’s 40 years of service fundraiser because we have been so grateful to this organization.

We hope to raise $1,000 as part of the #40kfor40yearsTSCchallenge to help TSA celebrate 40 years and to help make sure they’ll be around for the next 40 years. Any gift you could give would be very much appreciated and truly make a difference to families like ours.

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

Love, Helen, Paul, Lana and Kade xx

PS Tuberous Sclerosis Australia receives no ongoing government funding and relies solely on your generosity to provide vital information, support and advocacy services plus champion research so one day we may find a cure for this devastating disease.

 

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Kyah’s TSC Heroes

Toni Keegan
Danielle Malouf
Denelle Edson
Kylie Dykes
Emma Lagerlow
Leanne Lambert
Nadene Bilsborough
Amanda Bilsborough
Amos
Kathy Walton
Relyon Constructions
Nicole Pierce
Sonia Rosier
Matt Chapman
Michelle Speakman
Ian Gibson
Leisa Sweeney
Kel and Cam
Richard Moore
Tara Chadwick
Fiona Holden
Samantha Rogerson
Jessica Roper
Sam Taylor
Paige McDonald
Naomi Hardiman
T. Gray
Sally Richardson
Matt Dawson
Natalie Thurkettle
Donna Douglas
Rick Scarra
Rebecca Tanner
Tracey
Tony Chigioni
Adams Family
Sara Heamy
Gaynor Fleming
Mindy Cox
Cheryl Young
Helen Moore
Allen
Brooke Johnston
Helen Moore
Susan McGroder
Jessica Coe
Evelyn McNamee
Debbie Balhatchet
Nicole Hunter
Caitlin
Emily Coe
Erin and David Schimpf
Lauren Smith
Sarah Ryan
Kellie Shields

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.