National Cardiac Care Homes
Accommodation and grief counselling for parents
Care for sick newborns from birth and the years beyond
Working in partnership with healthcare professionals
Education, training, funding research and resources
Advocate to positively influence for long term outcomes
Create meaningful communities that empower families
Reaching their full potential
Drive innovation and quality to facilitate improved care
The Shaun Miller Foundation is a non-profit organisation
supported by The Verdict Film Group International
our subsidiary facility to assist our Cardiac Care Centers around Australia.
We believe in the power of screen stories, but with that power
comes the need to ensure that they are as diverse
and cultural as the audiences that watch them.
The Foundation has been bought together by a dedicated team searching to cure Childhood Congenital Heart Disease
giving hope courage and strength to Cardiac Kid's and their families and educating the world on CHD awareness
Shaun's vision was for a world without CHD and he was a proud Ambassador for awareness and research
at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne we are partnered with the leading Cardiologists in Australia
and working to provide national Cardiac Care Centers - Grief Support - Awareness - Research - Education.
Your support funds our important work by giving a monthly donation you’ll not only be helping us
but helping the Cardiac Kids and Parents of Australia to 'Live Life to the Fullest'.
The Shaun Miller Foundation Australia
SMF is a Public Ancillary Fund / Trust non-profit organization and fully tax-deductible gift recipient 2022
under the Australian Federal Government taxation system all our staff are dedicated volunteers.
Our Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and recognizes the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect
to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to elders past and present.
* Wellness Education
* Rest & Recreation
SHAUN'S NEW YORK AWARD WINNING AUTOBIOGRAPHY
'AN AWESOME RIDE'
A powerful and life changing story that touched the world
Penguin Books and Random House
'Through A Father's Eyes
CHD - Childhood Congenital Heart Disease accounts for 40% of deaths in children under five years
and has effected over 100 million people worldwide, every week 40 babies are born with CHD
and 80% of all cases remain unsolved because doctors have no idea what causes this deadly disease.
Shaun was born with CHD / Atrial Septal Defect ASD / Ventricular Septal Defect VSD
and his amazing life story is filled with courage, gratitude and wisdom,
he was the only Australian child to receive two Heart Transplants
and three times filled by the power of the gift of love.
A hero and beacon of hope to all the cardiac kids as Heart Ambassador
for the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, the only child in their 149 year history
and public speaking on awareness and the important research needed
on television and radio all around the world.
An actor in 'Jack & Irish' with Guy Pearce starring as Jack on 'Neighbours'
and offered a 5 year contract, dancer, comedian, cricketer, talented footballer
motivator to Garth Wood Australian professional boxer and N.S.W Rabbithos Rugby player
knock out victory against Anthony Mundine in 2010 at the Sydney Super Dome.
"Living Life to the Fullest" he won the Herald-Sun Pride of Australia Medal in 2012
but lost his own battle with CHD and it was forwarded to AFL Melbourne football star Jim Stynes.
He began his New York award winning book 'AN AWESOME RIDE' at the age of 13
and changed the lives of millions of people, not only a double heart transplant recipient
but a survivor of youth bullying, his powerful story is a leader against teenage suicide.
His YouTube video 'My Final Goodbye' has a flow of 100 thousand hits per month now at 10 million
and through his appearance on 'The Dr Phil Show' U.S.A the Foundation receives emails everyday
from children, teenagers and parents, who are grateful for his guidance and positivity.
Today, Shaun's Father Cameron and the Foundation team are caretakers
of Shaun's vision for the cardiac children of the world.
Cameron's only child, their love and bond saw them through the perils
of heart transplantation, the joys of victory and the sadness and loneliness of defeat.
But nothing could prepare us for the journey that Shaun's books and life
have created for the cardiac children, his courage, wisdom and joy
challenge's us ALL everyday to believe that our own lives are sacred, significant
AN AWESOME RIDE