On the 4th of April 2020, our baby daughter, Zara Hilary Boshammer was born with a lot of dark hair, after a calm and beautiful labour. However, as the days, weeks and months progressed we learned that Zara would face many obstacles throughout her time with us.
She constantly amazed us with her strength and resilience, even while in the neonatal intensive care unit dealing with a burden no precious child should ever have to experience. Zara courageously fought for as long as she could, but sadly on the 2nd of November, she grew her angel wings, while being peacefully held in our arms.
Our hearts are broken at the loss of our daughter far too soon. To honour her legacy we would like to raise much needed funds for an organisation who offer critical services for families going through a similar journey to ours.
The Steve Waugh Foundation provides life changing support and champions the stories of those children and young adults (0-25yrs) living with rare diseases. Generous donations go directly to life changing individual grants for medicine, specialised equipment, treatment and items that improve the quality of life for a child affected by a rare disease, as well as respite retreats for the whole family. The foundation is 'somewhere to turn' for rare disease families who show 'strength of character' everyday.
We would also like to sincerely thank all of the amazing doctors, nurses and therapists who cared for Zara and provided her comfort throughout her time in hospital. To our amazing family, friends and the wider community, thank you. Your love and generosity will always be remembered and cherished.
Zara's beautiful smile and gentle soul will stay in our hearts forever. May your donation made in Zara's honour, allow her smile to touch other precious children living with rare disease.
With love and thanks,
Justin, Kate and Theo Boshammer
- Kylie Schooley
- Maddison Dundas
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