Muddy Puddles Foundation
What does this organisation do?
Muddy Puddles Foundation supports South Australian children fighting chronic and complex bowel and bladder conditions requiring surgical interventions. We connect these little warriors, and their families, with one another so that they can see they’re not alone in their sometimes very private and painful struggles. Muddy Puddles children rely on the help of their parents and carers to help them to empty their bladders and bowels every day. They are very used to hospitals and have had, and continue to have, multiple surgeries and medical interventions. We tailor support to the needs of our families and are heavily focused on ensuring affected children, and siblings, are able to have FUN when they are together and afford them out of the ordinary experiences. Another big focus is around the wellbeing of affected children. We work hard to ensure that as well as being medically cared for, their psychological sides are being cared for and nurtured too.
People with a disability or chronic health issue
Living with a disability or long term or chronic health issue can severely affect our wellbeing through unemployment or underemployment, social isolation or exclusion and poor mental or physical health.