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Annie KIDS Foundation
Annie
$3,152.21
KIDS Foundation
Annie
Annie

My Story

2019 marks ten years since I became a burns survivor. A few days after my 16th birthday, I suffered burns to my face and neck in a camping accident.

I was peeling a pumpkin when the pocket knife I was using slipped and cut one of my fingers. Things went bad to worse as I ended up fainting into a campfire. I sustained first, second and third degree burns to my face and neck.

I spent two weeks in hospital and took a few months off school. The psychological effects have been long-lasting. I became extremely self-conscious and developed anxiety around being seen in public with my scars.

At the same time, having a near-death experience made me decide to live my life to the fullest. As a kid, I had dreamt about trying stand up comedy one day. Only a few months after my accident, I signed up for a comedy competition run by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. I still had bandages on my face but I became a Class Clowns National Finalist that year.

I didn't get the chance to meet anyone like me until I started volunteering with the KIDS Foundation in 2016. Since then, I've attended their camps each year and am now an ambassador.

I have previously raised $1,000 for the KIDS Foundation, through my first solo comedy show titled 'Butt Donut'. Part of the show focused on my experience as a burns survivor. I told stories of things that made me laugh, even in the darkest of times.

In August, I will ride 550km with the a team of cyclists to raise money for KIDS. I've never attempted anything like it but I am excited to give back to an organisation that has truly changed my life.

Your donations can help send a child to camp, provide support to families and fund safety awareness programs in schools. Your funds will also help create a community where people like me can share experiences and feel at home.

Even a small donation would be super encouraging! Thank you :)

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2019 GIANT Ride4KIDS

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A team of bike enthusiasts are taking on a 500km challenge to raise funds to support children living with life-changing injuries and burns.

The 2019 GIANT Ride4KIDS Challenge is a cycle from Byron Bay to Noosa. We will ride through some of NSW and QLD's most picturesque towns while sharing the KIDS message of educating and empowering children to prevent and recover from injury.

The KIDS Foundation has been operating for 25 years with a number of successful programs making a significant positive impact on the lives of many children and their families.

KIDS mission is to keep children safe and create a better life for those living with serious injury and burns. KIDS programs give children the foundation skills they need to manage risk throughout their lives and support young people to cope with the physical and emotional after-effects of living with burns and other serious life-changing injuries.

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2019 GIANT Ride4KIDS

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A team of bike enthusiasts are taking on a 500km challenge to raise funds to support children living with life-changing injuries and burns.

The 2019 GIANT Ride4KIDS Challenge is a cycle from Byron Bay to Noosa. We will ride through some of NSW and QLD's most picturesque towns while sharing the KIDS message of educating and empowering children to prevent and recover from injury.

The KIDS Foundation has been operating for 25 years with a number of successful programs making a significant positive impact on the lives of many children and their families.

KIDS mission is to keep children safe and create a better life for those living with serious injury and burns. KIDS programs give children the foundation skills they need to manage risk throughout their lives and support young people to cope with the physical and emotional after-effects of living with burns and other serious life-changing injuries.

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