Meet Malu

Malu, eight months.

When I grow up…
My brother thinks that I will be a construction worker because he already likes to build with wooden blocks.

Cheeky and adventurous Malu is enjoying his new freedom after spending his first few weeks of life receiving life-saving care at the RCH. Shortly after birth, clinicians discovered Malu had a rare and potentially life-threating metabolic condition, which meant his body couldn’t process proteins properly. He was quickly sent to the RCH, where he has been supported by the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and Cockatoo Teams. Though the development of a care plan with training and support for his family, Malu is now a happy and healthy baby, and only comes to hospital if he becomes unwell.

Photo by Alvin Aquino