LITTLE STARS INSPIRING US ALL Telethon a chance to help kids in fight of their lives
EVA Molloy and Callum Berrisford have had more than their fair share of hard knocks in their young lives, but it doesn’t stop them making the most of every day.
You need no more reason than the compelling courage of this year’s Little Telethon Stars to appreciate how much we have going for us in our own lives, and how much a little generosity could change the life of someone in need.
Eva (8) has spina bifida myelomeningocele, a congenital defect that stopped her spinal cord developing properly. As a result, she has club feet, a controlled seizure disorder and bilateral hip dysplasia, and has been admitted to hospital more times than her parents, Sylvia and Shane Molloy, want to count.
But Mrs Molloy said despite Eva having more bad days than good since she was diagnosed at 20 weeks in the womb, “her take on life is so positive”.
“She doesn’t let anything stop her,” she said. “There’s no fear factor there and no boundaries.”
Callum (11) was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was just seven months old.
He has struggled with high frequency hearing loss, a slow growth rate and is missing 13 adult teeth, all consequences of years of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
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