The Shaken Baby Prevention Project began in 2002 to raise awareness of the dangers of shaking an infant. Sadly, shaking is a leading cause of injury death in children under twelve months of age. Kids West have been involved since the beginning of the project and provided the initial financial support needed to make an…
The number of humidicribs we supplied for
Westmead Childrens hospital.
Our total donations as at 2015
Let’s Keep it going!
Reduction Western Sydney has seen in the number of babies being admitted to hospital for shaken baby syndrome since our project started.
Kids West assisted a mother of 3 young children who’s husband left suddenly taking everything, by donating goods, helping with bills, food and Christmas presents. Later we received a letter: “Dear Kids West, We’re back on our feet and doing well, please find enclosed a cheque for $200 to help another family this Christmas”
Our son may not be with us today if it wasn’t for Kids West. We know by the plaque on the Humidi Crib we saw every day for the 2 months our son was in intensive care; it was donated by Kids West. That equipment kept our son, born at 28 weeks suffering from lung failure amongst other things, alive.
Kids West were approached about a small remote town called Coolah, trying to raise funds for a Defibrillator that could be used on young children. The Hospital had managed to raise $5,000 towards the $10,000 machine. Kids West donated the remaining $5,000. 3 years later the Defibrillator was used to save a 6 year olds life on a remote farm.