A few years ago Chloe was running, skipping, dancing. But an unusual genetic brain disorder called Vanishing White Matter Disease ended what was up until that point a normal childhood.

In her favourite red dress and big smile, Chloe Saxby wants to chat about kindergarten.

Bella Newland, who will turn two next month, was born with a rare genetic disorder - she has 108 genes missing from her 19th chromosome. Hers is the only recorded case in the world.

Bella Newland, who will turn two next month, was born with a rare genetic disorder - she has 108 genes missing from her chromosome. Hers is the only recorded case in the world.

The inaugural Run Wollongong event held raised more than $100,000 for children’s health services in the region.

The inaugural Run Wollongong event held raised more than $100,000 for children’s health services in the region.

FLASHBACK GALLERY: Illawarra Year 12 formals

FLASHBACK GALLERY: Illawarra Year 12 formals

Almost four years ago, Mr Zuiderwyk was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 38 and had to have most of his bowel removed.

Down-to-earth Corrimal dad Paul Zuiderwyk may not seem much like a Christmas angel, but this festive season he's pulling on his wings to help cancer patients all over Australia.

Disabled athletes compete at joyful event

GALLERY: Disabled athletes compete at joyful event

Stroke victim’s family ‘overwhelmed’ by support

Just 12 weeks ago Woonona’s Michael Randall was a fit who loved nothing more than competing in mountain bike events.

Angels at work in the Illawarra

At Sarah King's world turned upside down when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

GALLERY: Illawarra Mother's Day Classic 2013

GALLERY: Illawarra Mother's Day Classic 2013


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