Grant trans­lates to re­search

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

HEALTH Min­is­ter John Day was in Ned­lands on Thurs­day to an­nounce a $3.2 mil­lion Lot­tery­west grant for the WA Health Trans­la­tion Net­work.

Part of the grant will sup­port the es­tab­lish­ment of the world-first Con­sumer Health Ad­vo­cacy Net­work in WA, an im­por­tant in­no­va­tion within the WA Health Trans­la­tion Net­work.

Mr Day met Dan­neal Jez and her six-year-old daugh­ter, Aralie, who suf­fers from the rare ge­netic dis­or­der, An­gel­man syn­drome.

“Re­search co-or­di­nated through the Health Trans­la­tion Net­work aims to help peo­ple like the Jez fam­ily,” Mr Day said. “The net­work will give a greater voice for the com­mu­nity, help­ing guide re­search that will ben­e­fit all West Aus­tralians.”

Valentina Martella, of Joon­dana, born July 23, with par­ents Anna Martella and Frank Weiss, and brother Sigi Martella.

Har­vey Watts, of Mt Hawthorn, born July 22, with par­ents Anna and Matthew.

Matthew Kay, of Wem­b­ley­born July 24, with par­ents Ali­son and Har­ri­son.

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