At the Intensive Care Foundation we are dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients, through funding vital clinical research. Our overall aim is to improve the number of lives saved and the quality of those lives, for those unlucky enough to end up in Intensive Care.

DarRyl's Miracle

Darryl Sabin's Story

From a young age, New Zealander Darryl Sabin (pictured below) had only one dream – to be an All Black. 

But at the age of 15 he started suffering concussions while playing rugby and on ANZAC day 2009 he entered the fight of his life.  But he defied the odds and in an amazing and ironic twist of fate, the game that so nearly claimed his life became the cornerstone of his recovery.  

Darryl has cheated death with the help of family and the outstanding work and care of the team in the ICU.  He has rebuilt his life - neuron by neuron - and is now inspiring audiences as a motivational speaker, sharing the five life lessons he learned through his miraculous  survival and astonishing recovery against all odds.  



Learn more about Darryl's brave journey to recovery...




Inaugural Fellow of the Foundation 


Congratulations to Sharon Knapp, our star fundraiser from Perth, who has been nominated by the Board to become the inaugural Fellow of the Foundation, a newly created designation reserved for our most valued supporters.

Since 2012, Sharon and her wonderful family and friends have raised significant funds through a range of successful fun runs, donut drives, high teas and other fundraising activities.

Inspired by the remarkable recovery and brave spirit of her son Dwayne, who survived life-threatening injuries in 2009, Sharon has been a tireless advocate and fundraiser for the Foundation. In recognition of her great contribution she will be presented with a framed certificate  at a celebratory luncheon in Perth.

On Sunday 25 May, Sharon  and her amazing 'Intensive Crew'  once again participated in the HBF Run for a Reason, raising $12,510 for the Foundation. Another brilliant effort!


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