The upside to the unfortunate increase in the number of children and adolescents attending Peter Mac Cancer Centre for radiotherapy treatment is that there has been a marked increase in the number of requests for KOALA Kids superhero status.
Since the beginning of November, nearly 30 children and adolescents aged between two and 15 years, have applied for and subsequently awarded KOALA Kids superhero status including four siblings as super siblings. Each of the superheroes and siblings receives the costume or sporting jersey of their choice in addition to a customised treatment chart where relevant, customised stickers and a certificate at the end of treatment.
KOALA Kids has responded to requests for characters like Darth Vadar, Mutant Ninja Turtles, Buzz Lightyear, Batman and Spiderman as well as old fashioned characters like Cinderella and Snow White and perennials like penguins, dogs, witches and dinosaurs.
KOALA Kids volunteer living in Ottowa Canada Kenia Fitter,provides each superhero with their own personal and customised treatment chart and certificate for bravery on completion of their treatment.
KOALA Kids is particularly grateful to Kenia
Costume Collection https://www.costumecollection.com.au/ for the donating outfits for the kids
Scholastic Australia https://www.scholastic.com.au/
and Hinkler Books https://www.hinklerbooks.com/
Funtastic https://www.funtastic.com.au/ for the books, activities, DVDs, dolls, and other products they provide each time KOALA Kids registers a superhero.