Category archives: Media Articles

It might be the diagnosis, but it’s not the verdict.

Melissa was 23 when her second child, Lili, was born. She was such a good baby who hardly ever cried, so Melissa went back to work when she was just six weeks old. “Everything seemed so easy at first,” she says. “It wasn’t until her daycare told us she wasn’t meeting her milestones when she was eight months old that we realised something might be wrong. I was in protection […]

Brave Abby battles on

ABBY Harrison is full of beans, often in bouts of laughter and loves her Australian rules football. But the five-year-old has an undeveloped Corpus Callosum – the band of nerve fibres joining the two hemispheres of the brain – which means she is unable to walk or talk. Her parents, Niki and Steve Harrison, are hoping to raise $50,000 to bring international specialists to Australia to educate other parents and […]

Local Media get on board

October 1, 2012 at 8:10 PM Lots of preparations are going into the First ausDoCC Fundraiser happening this weekend in my local town in Country Victoria and I am very pleased to announce that the local media has jumped on board and has assited greatly in getting the fundraiser news out there, and spreading some much needed awarenss of Disorders of the Corpus Callosum. Of-course, as local news, they like […]

A day in the life of...Meet the Ingersons

Four-year-old Tara has a very special brain. Like Rain Man, she was born without a Corpus Callosum. It’s the head’s superhighway — a thick band of nerve fibres connecting the two hemispheres of the brain. Join Natasha Mitchell as she experiences a day in the life of the Ingerson family, with rare insights into one of the most complicated neurological birth defects. Original broadcast: 12/4/2008 Listen to the full show […]