On 2nd December 2018, Natalia and her Friend Ema arrived in Australia, having travelled from Jayapura, Papua via Jakarta, Indonesia. They were met at the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport by Jim Rudling (Rotary Liverpool West), Peter Gray (Rotary Phnom Penh) and Greg Penno (Rotary Bendigo - Strathdale)

Natalia underwent a full week of medical assessments, by the Surgical Team at Liverpool Hospital, led by  Dr. Michael Kernohan and Associate Professor Bruce French.  She will undergo complex surgeries in the New Year many of which have never been performed at Liverpool Hospital. We are receiving valuable support in this project from the South West Sydney Area Health Service and their providers.
 Jim and Lakhena took the girls to Symbio Wildlife Park for a day with Koalas and Kangaroos
After a full week of medical assessments, Natalia and her friend Ema, returned to Jayapura on Saturday 8thDecember. We will see them back in Liverpool at the end of February, 2019, for Natalia’s life changing surgery.
We would like to acknowledge the generous support being received by our Clubs for this project in this International Year.