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Donor Stories

Bowen's journey

At the age of 6, Bowen Oliver was diagnosed with MPS VI, a rare and then-untreatable disorder. 

Christina and David, Bowen's mum and dad, were determined to find someone who could help. Their search led them to an Adelaide-based medical researcher who had made a breakthrough into this disorder, after almost 30 years of research. Professor John Hopwood had developed a treatment for MPS 6, and Bowen was able to be a part of the first clinical trial for the drug.

Giving in memory

When you make a donation to medical research in honour of a beloved friend or family member, you are directly helping our researchers look for new ways to treat diseases - many of which currently have no treatment or cure. We welcome your support, and invite you to find out more about making a gift in memory.

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SAHMRI is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people.

The SAHMRI community acknowledges and pays respect to the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region. We also acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and the relationship of the Kaurna people to their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna peoples' ancestors and the living Kaurna people today.