If you ask around Heathcote, Roman Middleton is a pretty big deal.
This superhero-loving six year old not only has a golf day named after him, but he also has a brand new liver.
Just before his fifth birthday, Roman became seriously ill without explanation and was airlifted to the RCH. Within seven days of his admission, Roman was placed on the transplant list for a new liver.
“To this day it is not known what caused him to get so sick so quickly,” said mum Jess.
“The staff, nurses and doctors were amazing, we couldn’t have asked for better people to be surrounded by during such an uncertain time.”
Roman’s experience at the RCH propelled his grandparents Ally and David to give back, and the couple set about organising The Roman Middleton Charity Golf Day. The whole community chipped in and with 120 teams competing, as well as raffles, barbeque and live music, the day raised over $5,000. With the funds raised, Ally and David, on behalf of the whole community, were able to sponsor a bed on the Cockatoo Ward, where Roman had spent three months recovering.
Encouraged by the overwhelming community support, preparations are already underway for a bigger and better event in 2018. Keep an eye on our website to find out how you can be involved in next year’s event.