Hop into Woolworths to support WA kids this Easter

Posted March 12, 2024
Hop into Woolworths to support WA kids this Easter

Born prematurely at just 23 weeks and weighing a mere 650g, Yusif’s journey hasn’t been easy.  

In the NICU, his parents received devastating news. After three brain surgeries, Yusif would probably remain in a vegetative state. 

But Yusif has defied the odds. Despite living with cerebral palsy and a severe intellectual disability, Yusif is a cheerful, strong-willed eight-year-old boy whose infectious smile brightens the lives of those around him.  

Yusif is supported by several Telethon beneficiaries who provide ongoing therapy and assistance with the simplest aspects of life. They support him and his family every step of the journey. 

“Yusif’s participation in such enabling programs provides him with the best possible care and opportunities for development,” Yusif’s Dad, Alishum said. “It’s a part of our ongoing efforts to enhance his quality of life and ensure he can actively participate in various aspects of daily living.”

Yusif with his dad in the NICU

This Easter, customers shopping at Woolworths are invited to support children like Yusif to breathe, see, walk, speak, and hear. 

From 13 March to 2 April, you can help to make a difference too. Purchase a $2 Easter egg-shaped token or donate at any Woolworths checkout or online. 

Every dollar raised through the Woolworths Easter Appeal will contribute to a brighter future for WA children. 

Thank you to our partners at Woolworths for their unwavering support for over a decade. And to the generosity of the WA community who enable Telethon to make a real difference in caring for sick, vulnerable and disadvantaged children. 

Your continued support ensures that every child, regardless of challenges, has a chance at a better life.