Meet your Super
Steps motivators

Need some extra motivation? Or a hit of Super Steps inspo? Your Starlight motivators are here to help.

As you lace up your sneakers and step up for sick kids this May, our Super Steps motivators, Abigail, Thea, and little Isla are cheering you on every step of the way.

From the moment you sign up, they’ll share inspiring stories that’ll bring a smile to your face. And put a spring in your step.

Abigail

“Singing and dancing gives me so much energy. By signing up for Starlight Super Steps, you can boost your energy, feel better, and help make sick kids happy too.” Abigail

12-year-old Abby has spent her whole life undergoing treatment for a congenital heart defect, after suddenly turning blue at just two weeks old.

Flown to Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital Abby would remain there for months, undergoing two open heart surgeries, fighting off sepsis, and spending her first Christmas on a ventilator in intensive care.

Throughout her lifetime of hospitalisations and treatments, Captain Starlight has been there to help Abby to cope with the fear and stress of her condition.

Thea

“Going to hospital makes me happy! Thanks for helping Captain Starlight make other kids in hospital happy too.” Thea

Little Thea’s family were thrown into a whirlwind of stress and grief when the three-year-old was suddenly diagnosed with eye cancer.

Forced to decide between trying an uncertain treatment, and removing their daughter’s eye, parents Jon and Maree were completely devastated.

For Thea, the distress of losing an eye and learning to live with her new “special eye” was incredibly hard. Luckily, Captain Starlight was there to help Thea smile throughout her entire ordeal!

“She associates her time in hospital as a super fun and positive experience that she would do all over again as long as Captain Starlight is there” Maree (Mum)

Isla

“Captain Starlight made me so happy when I was in hospital. Now I’m happy to be back at ballet and I LOVE playing soccer, because moving lots helps me feel strong.Isla

Just weeks before her fifth birthday, Isla was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

Suddenly her world was filled with the pain of surgery, chemo, needles and medicine.

Before cancer, Isla’s days were filled with ballet, dancing and singing. But the long, lonely days in hospital felt a world away from those happy times...until she discovered Captain Starlight.

Amid the pain and loneliness of hospital and treatment, Captain Starlight was always on hand with the fun and laughter Isla needed. Whenever the Captains visited her on the cancer ward, her face lit up.

“Smiling and laughing with Captain Starlight helped Isla forget about being a cancer kid” Madison (Mum)

Isla would like to share this message to all of you Super Steppers:

“Thank you for signing up for Starlight’s Super Steps. Now you can be healthy and strong like me!”

ARE YOU READY TO STEP UP FOR SICK KIDS?

By stepping up this May, you can help make hospital a happy place for more kids just like Abigail, Thea & Isla.

Every dollar you raise will help bring happiness to sick kids and their families during the toughest of times.

4,230

steppers have signed up

174,381,360

total steps

$580,973

raised for sick kids