Since 1988, Starlight has transformed the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families, throughout Australia.
Based on the World Health Organisation’s Social Model of Health, Starlight programs are designed to make children happy and lift their spirits when they need it most, building resilience so they are better able to cope with the challenges serious illness brings.
Starlight transforms a child’s hospital experience from traumatic to magical, enhancing their long term wellbeing.
Jake would love to join the Navy or be a fire fighter if his health is good enough. So you can imagine how amazed he was to find out he was going on a tour of a Navy base and be a fire chief for the day as part of his Starlight Wish.
Captain Starlight’s Story
“Every day Captain Starlight’s work in major children’s hospitals across Australia helps bring fun, joy and laughter to sick kids.”
“We’ve been through a really horrible, tough time,” said Vanessa, “but Starlight made everything a lot easier. The Captains are able to make the children feel normal again, but also very special. We’ll always be grateful.”