In late 2003, good friends of ours Tanya and Brett Maher tragically lost their little boy, Hudson. Hudson was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disease called Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) when just 3 months old. Compounding the situation, the specialist treatment he required was available only in Sydney, so the Mahers had no choice but to take on the considerable cost and upheaval of temporarily relocating
Sadly, Hudson lost his brave fight. But despite Brett and Tanya’s grief, they were deeply touched by the incredible support and assistance given to them by the South Australian public during his illness. In Hudson’s memory, Brett and Tanya were inspired to help others cope, financially and emotionally, with similar crises in their own lives, through the Hudson Maher Foundation.
The Hudson Maher Foundation donates 100% of all monies raised to help families experiencing perhaps one of the most traumatic journeys they will ever face.