In 2016 Brainwave was thrilled to be approached by Smartways who wanted to help with our hospital program. Today Smartways sponsors the production of the Brainwave Bear Essential Packs as well as packs, stores and delivers boxes upon request to The Royal Children's Hospital, Monash Children's Hospital, Sydney Children's Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead. This saves Brainwave time and money which allows us to concentrate on the important task of looking after over 800 families who have a child with a neurological condition.
Brainwave supports children living with a neurological condition by providing the support they need to improve their quality of life. A neurological condition can include brain cancer, autism, muscular dystrophy, stroke, childhood MS and acquired brain injuries. Brainwave helps children with rehabilitation therapies, mobility equipment and provides care packs and financial assistance in hospital and hosts free family days that promote social inclusion and connectedness. Brainwave strives to make a positive difference to the lives of the children its support.
Brainwave Bear Essential Pack
The bear essential pack offers practical support to families. They were created in memory of an inspirational young boy called Luke. You can watch Luke's story here: https://brainwave.org.au/bear-essentials-pack/
"At the point of diagnosis when your world it turned upside down... a random act of kindness can quickly bring a smile to a child's face" Anita, Luke's mum
Message on Facebook from Anita Ryan after our first Bear Essential Pack packing day in November 2016: