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You’re helping change lives of people like Kelsie

Kelsie was 17 when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune illness, a disease which causes internal bleeding, immune system issues and failure of the digestive system.

After years spent trying to control her illness with medications, Kelsie made the difficult decision to go ahead with surgery.

Kelsie worked with medical specialists at the new Mater Young Adult Health Centre in Brisbane, a unique service specially designed to address the needs of young adults with chronic illness.

Established in 2015, Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane cares for patients aged 16 to 25 with chronic conditions. It's the first of its kind in Queensland.


“I honestly don’t know how I would have survived if it weren’t for the doctors and specialists at Mater’s Young Adult Health Centre. The centre gave me something to live for. There’s inspiration there, creativity and positivity—it's what life is all about.”

After undergoing five surgeries, Kelsie recovered successfully. She now works for QUT and was finally able to fulfil her dream of travelling the world.

Your support through Mater Prize Home Lottery funds specialist services just like Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane and has the power to change lives of people like Kelsie.

Mater Foundation Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting life-saving medical research.

Mater Foundation Queensland links community and philanthropic support to Mater’s health, research and educations arms. Every year, Mater Foundation delivers a host of fundraising activities to the community including direct mail appeals, events and lotteries. One of these lotteries is the Mater Prize Home lottery.

You’re helping to save Australian lives.

By purchasing a ticket in the Mater Prize Home lottery you are helping to save Australian lives through medical research, while also supporting some incredible, world-leading research projects happening right now at Mater. One of these projects includes bringing the first potential prostate cancer vaccine in the world to a Phase 1 clinical trial in just three years’ time. Imagine that.

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Thanks to your support, in 2018 Mater Foundation provided Mater Research with $13.6 million in funding for research into important health issues in your community.

Funding that has gone towards medical and clinical research to help treat, and ultimately prevent, a range of diseases including various cancers.

Your support of Mater Prize Home lottery helps to fund:

  • Clinical programs and services
  • Education and training
  • Promising health research projects
  • Medical equipment
  • Mission activities

Every dollar makes a difference.