We can’t forget our furry friends during these increasingly challenging economic times. Free Animal Doctor will help your precious pet in times of need.
Become a true Aussie legend by growing and shaping your mullet for mental health research
This fantastic initiative by the Black Dog Institute runs from September 1 to September 30. Since its inception, the Mullets for Mental Health has raised $209,235 for mental health research and 2,362 Mullets have turned science into action.
Brave Slater Walker succumbs to brain cancer at 6 leaving behind a lasting legacy
Back in March this year, young Slater Walker was told he only had a few months to live after every medical avenue to cure his brain cancer had now failed. He fought and he fought, but most importantly, however, he lived his last months with zest and a steely determination to fulfill some of his dying wishes.
One man’s heroic efforts to rescue dogs from being slaughtered in the illegal dog meat trade in China
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES AND VIDEOS Each June, the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival is held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in which festival goers eat dog meat and lychees. The festival began in 2009 and runs for ten days during which thousands of dogs are reportedly consumed. During the […]
Helping victims of NSW storms and flooding rebuild their lives
Last week, Australia saw an unprecedented flooding emergency in New South Wales, leaving behind a trail of destruction with thousands of people returning to their homes either destroyed or staring at piles of debris. Many were left homeless and facing the heartbreak of losing their cherished memories. In New South Wales, the damage bill of […]
A sweet Slater update: How the 6-year-old is living out his dreams in his final months
As you will recall, Slater has terminal brain cancer which he has been battling since he was 17 months old, and heartbreakingly, his family has just been informed, that at best, he only has a few months left to live. And living is exactly what he is doing. His Aunty, Melanie Walker, provides an insight […]
Help fulfill a dying 6-year-old’s last wishes
Slater has terminal brain cancer which he has been battling since he was 17 months old, and heartbreakingly, his family has just been informed, that at best, he only has a few months left to live. Here his mom, Bianca, tells the heartwrenching story of this brave little boy: Slater was diagnosed in April 2016 […]
‘There was a strong feeling of togetherness’: Women in Australia unite to fight for their fundamental rights
Thousands and thousands of people marched in major cities across Australia in the #March4Justice demanding action in response to allegations of workplace and sexual abuse against women.
It came on the wave of allegations of sexual assault, abuse, and misconduct in some of the highest offices of Australian politics.
How you can help a woman desperately in need of spinal surgery after she was hit by an SUV
Lani Mellor is just 57 and was previously physically active and held a job as a Sales Manager.
All that changed one fateful night when she was hit by an SUV while crossing the street in a crosswalk in the Northern California town of Chico on September 5, 2018.
A man born with half a face reveals the obstacles he’s had to overcome but how he never gave up hope: ‘I’m proof that by being true to yourself and chasing your dreams, you can achieve anything’
He has one eye, one ear, and growing up wasn’t exactly easy for Joel Whitwell — in fact at times, the bullying he received was nothing short of heartbreaking.
The COVID-19 Diaries: A perspective from the homeless in LA
COVID-19 has affected people across the globe, but it has had a severe impact upon those without a home in Los Angeles County. With lockdowns and the inability to find work, many people are struggling to keep a roof over their heads — leaving many with little options. Homelessness is a complex issue: It’s often […]
Helping Australians stranded abroad get home
While many Australians believe that those people living overseas should have taken the government’s advice and packed up their entire lives and headed back home in March 2019, there seems to be a fundamental lack of understanding that it wasn’t that easy with numerous variables involved — especially the fact that no one was really aware of just how bad the COVID pandemic was about to become and how it would bring economies around the world to their knees.
‘I survived, I am one of the lucky ones’: Robin Lagrassa celebrates the beauty of life after battling breast cancer
Robin Lagrassa celebrates World Cancer Day by cherishing the beauty of life after surviving breast cancer
Meet the 15-year-old girl delivering ‘Bundles of Kindness’ to the homeless in LA
Not only is Los Angeles County one of America’s COVID hotspots (the latest figures in are 7-Day Daily Average: 75,583 cases of people testing positive), but it is also grappling with increasing homelessness. And homelessness has always been one of L.A.’s biggest issues. The Los Angeles Times reports that massive job losses caused by the […]
Britain’s young are on the brink of a mental health disaster: Saving ‘Generation Lockdown’ from a bleak hopeless future
With Britain locked in a battle to contain the various mutant strains of COVID-19, which are more contagious than the first one that unleashed its fury back in March 2020, the country faces being in lockdown for at least another two months, making this winter a particularly grim one for those across the pond — […]