Juiced TV aims to support each child as a whole person by investing in their mental health, as well as their social-emotional wellbeing – to help them lead happy, rewarding lives while in hospital. We took the opportunity to put in to words our impact on the lives of kids in hospital and their families, and you’ll be able to watch and read some remarkable stories below.
Max Shearer was admitted to the hospital in Brisbane at just ten years old. Within days, he’d been diagnosed with malignant brain tumours. After multiple surgeries and a long recovery, Max was transferred to the newly opened Queensland Children’s Hospital for chemotherapy. And that’s when Max discovered Juiced TV, watching episode after episode through long days of treatment.
When Mackenziee Lawler was six months old, she was diagnosed with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy that causes chronic tightness and stiffness in the lower parts of the body. She says Juiced TV took her out of the darkest places in her life, and changed her whole perspective around what hospital stays could be: fun and enjoyable, with a little bit of laughter and lights, camera, action!
From the perspective of a parent
Vanessa, mother of Maddison and Andrew, gives an insight into their hospital journey and how Juiced TV has helped her kids to feel like superstars within their own rights.
From our Founding Partner
Children’s Hospital Foundation Director of Patient and Family Support, Nick Van Dyke, shares about the impact that Juiced TV has on patients and their families during their hospital journey.
Rugby league legend Cameron Smith joined us on a Virtual Visit and we loved hearing his thoughts on the experience and the impact Juiced TV has on young lives.
Motocross Athlete, Todd Waters took some time out from tearing up the tracks to participate in a Virtual Visit with patients from the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Todd shares the impact that Juiced TV has on young lives and how his experience was during the visit.
Patients are granted once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to connect with their favourite celebrities and idols, no matter where they are in the world. Some of our virtual visitors to date include Margot Robbie, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Nick Kyrigos, Steph Gilmore, Chris Hemsworth, Hamish Blake and Guy Sebastian.