Film focuses on living kids’ illnesses

Film focuses on living kids’ illnesses

Film focuses on living kids’ illnesses

It has been proven that palliative care services result in better outcomes for patients, their families and friends. But the conversation quickly halts when it comes to talking about the services available to children with life-limiting illnesses.

It’s a topic that many find too confronting , scary and sad to contemplate, but a film showing at the coming Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival hopes to open the conversation about palliative care for children in Tasmania.

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Film focuses on living kids’ illnesses

Film focuses on living kids’ illnesses

It has been proven that palliative care services result in better outcomes for patients, their families and friends. But the conversation quickly halts when it comes to talking about the services available to children with life-limiting...

Story of seriously ill children will warm audience’s hearts

Story of seriously ill children will warm audience’s hearts

Moonshine Movies' Little Stars is a film that comes with a warning - it'll probably change your life. Little Stars tells the story of a handful of seriously ill young people putting their limitations to one side to achieve the best they can...

The Courier – 13 October 2015

The Courier – 13 October 2015

Joseph's palliative care journey | video - Olivia Shying ON JOSEPH Stewart’s sixth birthday his parents were faced with a devastating reality – their vibrant, happy child might not make it through the day. The tenacious seven-year-old was a...

Herald Sun – 6 September 2015

Herald Sun – 6 September 2015

Why being a did is so special to me - Catherine Lambert A day rarely passes when Simon Waring did not kiss his son's soft, bright cheeks. Three years ago he kissed them for the last time. "I bent down to kiss his check and and suddenly his...

Free State Times – 3 October 2013

Free State Times – 3 October 2013

Bloem girl's HIV story set for big screen - Mamello Mokoena, Bloemfontein Moonshine Movies, an Australian Film company responsible for the award-winning 2012 series of short and feature-length films about pain control and pallioative care,...

eHospice – 6 December 2014

eHospice – 6 December 2014

Little Stars burn bright - Rob Gill The World Cancer Congress in Melbourne last night (Friday 5 December) celebrated the official Australian launch of Little Stars, the locally-produced series of films at the heart of a global advocacy...

Neo Kosmos – 4 May 2015

Neo Kosmos – 4 May 2015

Saving Little Stars in Greece - Nelly Skoufatoglou The Australian film project campaigns to help Merimna's Children's Home Care Service in Greece Little Stars is a campaign set to inform and promote the value of paediatric palliative care...

The Lancet Oncology – 1 May 2015

The Lancet Oncology – 1 May 2015

Little Stars - Talha Khan Burki Lancet Oncology, The, 2015-05-01, Volume 16, Issue 5, Pages 495-495, Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd “Currently the prevailing view of ‘hospice’ as it relates to children is negative”, explains the production...

Story of seriously ill children will warm audience’s hearts

Story of seriously ill children will warm audience’s hearts

Story of seriously ill children will warm audience’s hearts

Moonshine Movies’ Little Stars is a film that comes with a warning – it’ll probably change your life.

Little Stars tells the story of a handful of seriously ill young people putting their limitations to one side to achieve the best they can with their lives.

Longford-based director and producer Mike Hill said the fact that the film’s subjects lived in different continents outlined how universal it was for those living with serious illnesses to face life with a can-do attitude. (more…)

Living with HIV – Naledi’s Story

Living with HIV – Naledi’s Story

Living with HIV – Naledi’s Story

In South Africa, there are over six million cases of HIV, making it the country with the biggest HIV epidemic in the world.

Naledi Kopane is one of these six million. Living in Bloemfontein, Naledi was diagnosed with HIV when she was only four years old at a time where there was no treatment: A HIV diagnosis meant that death was inevitable.

(more…)

Living with Cystic Fibrosis – LeeAnne’s Story

Living with Cystic Fibrosis – LeeAnne’s Story

Living with Cystic Fibrosis – LeeAnne’s Story

“I was just told I have six months to two years to live. I don’t feel that way right now, and I don’t look that way.” These words from 33-year old LeeAnne explain her personality and outlook better than any others.

 

LeeAnne is from Boston, USA and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was two years old, since then her condition has worsened to the point of being inevitably terminal, but nonetheless LeeAnne is determine to persevere.

(more…)

The Courier – 13 October 2015

The Courier – 13 October 2015

The Courier – 13 October 2015

Joseph’s palliative care journey | video
Olivia Shying

ON JOSEPH Stewart’s sixth birthday his parents were faced with a devastating reality – their vibrant, happy child might not make it through the day. The tenacious seven-year-old was a healthy baby, until he was diagnosed with severe epilepsy at just three months of age.  (more…)

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