Going for regular life-saving treatment is a gruelling reality for many families with sick children. It often involves long car journeys and overnight stays that take their toll on everyone involved.
But in parts of Australia, where hospital visits can mean a 2,000 km round trip, moving closer to the treatment centre is basically the only option. With no chance to go home even on weekends, given the distance, this massive disruption can rip families apart.
However, many are being spared having their life turned upside down in this way thanks to Wings4Kidz, a charity that flies sick children from remote rural areas for treatment for free. Its ability to do this is in large part down to Act!, as founder of the charity, Kevin Robinson, explains.