ALLAN TURNER

ALLAN TURNER

When Allan daughter Zaidee, died suddenly their whole world collapsed with them and life just stood still for a moment. They then gave the greatest gift one could ever give and that is their child's organ and tissue to others so someone else can live.

Shepparton / Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces was established in memory of our daughter Zaidee, who died suddenly at the age of 7 years and 22 days on 2nd December 2004 from a burst blood vessel in her brain called a Cerebral Aneurism. Zaidee was the only child under the age of 16 years to donate her organs and tissues in Victoria during 2004. Zaidee was I of only 6 children nationally to donate their organs and tissues in 2004. When we learnt that there was no national symbol for organ and tissue awareness, Allan set out to create and develop Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces that have now become the national symbol for organ and tissue awareness.

Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation is the only Charity in Australia that has a full 12 month campaign promoting this subject like no other. For the past 6 years the Federal Government has funded the Foundation to do what they do best – this funding agreement ended in July 2012. Zaidee’s story is a very powerful and emotional journey that need’s to be told and listens to. Allan will take you on his family’s journey from the death of their daughter Zaidee and what can be achieved from a simple pair of Rainbow Shoelaces. How a pair simple shoelaces can change the countries thinking when it comes to organ and tissue donation. How you start Foundation with an idea, supported by passion never take no for an answer and the love a what an individual can do to change a communities mind about a subject that is rarely spoken about. From starting the Foundation from the start to where it is today.

A story that every person will wish their whole family can listen to. Zaidee’s Story is inspirational in the highest degree that has a number of powerful messages that can be taken away and put to good use. Zaidee’s story is a very powerful and emotional journey that need’s to be told and listens to. Allan will take you on his family’s journey from the death of their daughter Zaidee and what can be achieved from a simple pair of Rainbow Shoelaces. How a pair simple shoelaces can change the countries thinking when it comes to organ and tissue donation. How you start Foundation with an idea, supported by passion never take no for an answer and the love a what an individual can do to change a communities mind about a subject that is rarely spoken about. From starting the Foundation from the start to where it is today. A story that every person will wish their whole family can listen to. Zaidee’s Story is inspirational in the highest degree that has a number of powerful messages that can be taken away and put to good use.



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