Hayley’s story Home Hayley’s story Hayley was 11 years old when she went into a comatose state – her family not knowing what was wrong with their little girl. Within hours, Hayley was being flown from the regional Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane’s children’s hospital along with her dad Degan. Her mum, Juliette, and older sister Brittney made the four-hour drive, still unsure what was happening to their daughter and sister. “When we arrived at the children’s hospital, they took us to the Intensive Care Unit, and by this time she was in a bad way. It was touch and go,” Juliette said. “We had many video calls back and forth between specialist doctors – here and all over Australia – as they worked hard to keep her body working. “Four blood transfusions and many tests later they slowly got her body working again.” Hayley was only 11 years old and weighed 25kgs. Her liver, kidneys, lungs, gut, spleen and thyroid had all but given up working. After specialist doctors performed blood transfusions, a bone marrow biopsy, scans and various tests, they diagnosed Hayley as a Type 1 diabetic with hyperthyroidism, and high blood pressure. Hayley has since been diagnosed as celiac and is lactose-intolerant. Hayley spent weeks in hospital, with her family by her side. While doctors had to teach Hayley’s organs how to work again, her family began researching Hayley’s conditions and adjusting to a new diet and lifestyle.Donate now Hayley has to test herself four-to-six times a day, especially with every meal and visits the Queensland Children’s Hospital at least twice a month. “We still spend one day a month with the specialist team at Lady Cilento in order to keep Hayley’s body functioning correctly,” Juliette said. “The specialist care we receive is worth all the gold in the world. As technology improves, so does the help.” Hayley said the care she had received over the years in hospital had encouraged her to pursue a career and lifetime journey in nursing. She said she wanted to give other children what has been given to her – “The opportunity to live a long and healthy life”. Hayley is one of 19 ambassadors for the Woolworths Regional Wall Tokens campaign. By purchasing a $2 wall token from now until the end of September, you are helping fund equipment and programs in your local hospital, which help families like Hayley’s through an emotional, stressful, and at times uncertain journey. Woolworths Regional Wall Tokens is an opportunity to highlight some of the brave kids throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales, who you can help by purchasing a wall token. Read more of our ambassador stories Your donation will help fund life-saving medical research and critical equipment, and provide the highest level of care for sick kids, just like Eli. Donate Once Donate Monthly Your donation will work wondersfor sick kids today.Would you like to donate monthly? Your donation of will work wonders for sick kids Your Details Can't find your address? State*ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA Country Afghanistan Åland Islands Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People's Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia, Federated States of Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestinian Territory, Occupied Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Réunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan, Province of China Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States United States Minor Outlying Islands Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Viet Nam Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe < Back Your donation of will work wonders for sick kids Your donation of will work wonders for sick kids Your donation of will be charged on the of next month and the following months thereafter Your donation of will be charged today and on the of the following months thereafter Payment Details Credit Card Direct Debit MastercardVisaAmex Month*010203040506070809101112 Year*20172018201920202021202220232024202520262027202820292030 15th of every month 28th of every month What is CVV? What is Date of Debit? 15th of every month 28th of every month 15th of every month 28th of every month For more information please check our Terms & Conditions Your request is being processed. < Back Other ways you can help Everything we do for sick and injured kids is made possible by the generosity and support of our donors, partners and the community.