Angel Aid

Angel Aid

Angel Aid provides relief for mothers of children with rare disorders, helping them learn tools of self-care, and be listened to without judgement. To better understand the issues facing carers and the work of Angel Aid, we speak to Cristol Barrett O’Loughlin Founder and CEO of Angel Aid. 

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Guest interview:

Cristol Barret O’Laughlin is the Founder and CEO of Angel Aid. Cristol founded Angel aid initially to raise funds to find a cure for mucopolysaccharidosis which caused the death of 3 of her brothers. In 2018 Angel Aid was incorporated to source research, relief and inspiration for mothers of children with rare diseases.

Regular Hosts:

Ms Kris Pierce RN MHSc MWellness, is a rare disease advocate and mother to Will who has SCN2A. Kris has held a range of board, project management, advocate and consumer representative roles and has been instrumental in working with local, state and federal governments to secure funding for multi-million dollar projects. Kris is highly skilled in building teams to work together collaboratively and is a co-founder of Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia (GETA) and SCN2A Australia, and a RARE Global Advocacy Leadership Council member.

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Dr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and father to Will who has SCN2A. He is director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and at Harvard Medical School in the United States. David’s clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine and he is actively involved in training health professionals in sleep. David is a regular commentator on sleep, both in traditional and social media.
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