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Support life-changing Deep Brain Stimulation in South Australia

Will you give a kind gift to bring Deep Brain Stimulation back to Flinders Medical Centre for people living with Parkinson’s, and those who are languishing on the waitlist? Join us for our first-ever Giving Day, and your donation will have double its impact thanks to our incredible group of gift-matchers.

Your donation will be DOUBLED if you give before Giving Day on June 9!

Single Donation

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$50

Veronique Venning
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7 hours ago

$250

Elisa Bell
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1 day ago

$100

Estelle Gobbett
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1 day ago

$200

Geoff Thompson
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In memory of Martin Valentine who died on Anzac Day. He was a amember of various groups in Parkinsons SA in particular the Photography Group

1 day ago

$50

Tyson + Jess Barolo
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What a great ambassador, Brodes! Such a legend. Sending best wishes to you, Ann Marie + Zack xx

1 day ago

$30

Mandy Gerhardy
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Wishing Brodie a wonderful future xx

1 day ago

$1,000

Eileen Willis
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Best wishes

1 day ago

$65

Andrew Teasdale
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Well Done Brodie Lush your a Legend

1 day ago

$50

Nick Aartsen
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1 day ago

$250

Paul Engelhardt
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Every bit helps

Your gift has double the impact!

Thanks to several incredible supporters of The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Parkinson’s, we are able to match your donation. When you give a generous donation of $50, we actually get $100 to fund research and patient care projects in an area close to your heart!

Double Your Donation
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You'll be helping people living with Parkinson’s like Brodie

Brodie underwent Deep Brain Stimulation at age 42, more than 10 years after he was first diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s. He was left with no choice but to go through this life-changing procedure as his tremors became unmanageable in his day-to-day life.

A meal at the pub with his friends, a coffee at his local café or a drive around his neighbourhood would leave him overwhelmed by painful, all-consuming tremors that often left him on the floor, unable to move. Brodie was constantly ringing his neighbours and parents for help.

This time in Brodie’s life greatly impacted his physical and mental health. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) – a surgery to implant a device that sends electrical signals to brain areas responsible for body movement – changed Brodie’s life for the better. 

Brodie   Giving Day 2022

Your donation will make a life-changing difference!

Flinders Medical Centre has offered DBS in the public health system since 2007 for people living with Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders. Heart wrenchingly, the specialised equipment needed to perform this procedure was accidentally damaged in 2020.

The funding for replacement equipment has not been available, leaving many people languishing on the wait list for nearly two years. The condition of some patients has sadly deteriorated over time.

Your generous donation will enable people like Dr Ema Knight, a Neurosurgeon at Flinders Medical Centre, to deliver the multidisciplinary procedure alongside Neurology, Psychiatry and Neuropsychology teams.

“It’s been devastating. The uncertainty of it. Never mind COVID, never mind everything else that’s happened over the past couple years – just never knowing when you might be able to have this surgery has had a huge impact for patients.”

Dr Ema Knight   Giving Day 2022

It’s up to us to fight back!

Join us for our first ever Giving Day on June 9! Together, we can fight to bring life-changing Deep Brain Stimulation back to Flinders Medical Centre and help the people living with Parkinson’s.

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