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Lilli Pilli Primary School Supports their ITP Warrior

Meet Luca. He’s a force to be reckoned with, and in the last couple of years since meeting him, he’s used his voice to help raise awareness of Immune Thrombocytopenia.

ITP Warrior Luca

Luca is 8 and an ITP Warrior

In the last two years, Luca and his parents, Sandeep and Binitia, have used their voices to talk about ITP and the impacts it has on them individually and as a family.

Luca, with a little help from Dad, spoke to a crowd at Macquarie Bank in February 2023 as part of their quarterly corporate giving initiative.

Luca, along with his haematologist Dr Meredith Wiggins from Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick, talked about his treatments, having regular blood tests and more. His efforts helped to raise over $5,000 for ITP Australia and New Zealand.

But this ITP Warrior didn’t stop there.

L to R – Sandeep (Dad), Shreya (sister), Danielle Boyle, Shiv (brother), Kirk Kileff (Macquarie Bank), Luca, Meredith Wiggins & Binita (Mum).

After attending his dad’s workplace, Luca stepped up at Lilli Pilli Primary School assembly- and spoke of his experiences with ITP to nearly 400 students, teachers and parents. What a star!!

His ITP journey inspired six girls in year 6 to help out. Over the course of a few days, seeing them work night and day, the girls came together to make purple bracelets in time for ITP Awareness Week. They sold these bracelets to help fundraise a little more.

With the school’s support, they held a day dedicated to ITP, where students were encouraged to wear PURPLE in support of Luca.

ITP Warrior Luca

Thank you to Sandeep and Binita for their ongoing support of ITP Australia and New Zealand and for introducing me to Luca.

A huge THANK YOU to Luca. Your voice is strong, and we’re all proud of what you’ve achieved.

Keep up the great work!!

Special thanks to Kirk and the team at Macquarie, Meredith, for being a great support to Luca and to Mrs Shepherd and the girls in year 6 at Lilli Pilli Primary School.

 

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Run by volunteers, ITP Australia and New Zealand is funded through sponsorships, grants and donations. Your support helps us to deliver our programs, and resources and raise awareness for Immune Thrombocytopenia.

Check out the back cover of this issue for ways on how you can support the work we do.