School formal held at Monash Children’s Hospital

 In Our Heroes

For many teenagers, the school formal is the biggest event of the social calendar.

School friends, Cassy and Hayley were both devastated that they couldn’t attend their formal last week.

Monash Children’s Hospital Occupational Therapist, Larissa, said she didn’t want the girls to miss out on the important occasion.

“When the girls told me they were missing out on their formal I thought – why can’t we bring the formal to them?” she said.

Larissa and her team worked to pull together a celebration the girls would never forget. Cassy and Hayley had grins from ear to ear and enjoyed party food, beautiful outfits, dancing, great music and most importantly, lots of friends.

Hayley has been in bed for almost a week after undergoing surgery last Wednesday, and it was her first day out of bed.

Hayley’s mum Sharlene said she was absolutely blown away by the effort everyone had gone to for the girls.

“It’s so wonderful to see all of their school friends here, the staff made cakes and the Starlight Captains painted their nails,” she said.

“Thank you.”


Hayley, Larissa and Cassy.


Hayley and Cassy were glad so many of their friends could attend the special event.

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