FDC project builds smiles for sick kids

26 April 2020

The dream team from FDC Construction and Fitout are no strangers to community projects. With big hearts and a shared passion for helping sick kids, a group of their talented tradies recently visited Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick to construct a very special gift.

After hearing a few whispers that the Hospital’s EEG Room was in need of a makeover, a couple of generous donors and our wonderful friends from FDC Building sprang into action! The team delivered on their promise and transformed the space into a happier more kid-friendly area, for sick kids like Lucia.

For two and a-half-year-old Lucia, EEG tests have always been a little bit scary. Using wires connected to her head with special glue, this life-saving equipment that detects electrical activity in the brain can sometimes feel uncomfortable.

In her short life so far, brave Lucia has needed multiple EEG tests. Her first was at only a few weeks old. After suddenly experiencing seizures up to three times a day, she was rushed to the emergency department where doctors ran numerous tests, including EEG’s, to help determine the cause.

Lucia was diagnosed with lifelong condition, WOREE syndrome - a very rare and severe epileptic condition caused by a genetic mutation that currently has no known cure. Her bravery and courage inspired FDC’s act of kindness.

To help make Lucia’s next EEG test a little easier, the team completely refurbished the room in five days, upgrading all of its services.

Looking back at their achievement, Project Manager James Soueid told us: “It feels very rewarding to help sick kids in a small way, by providing a happier and more comfortable area for them, during this difficult time."

We’re happy to report the project has been a massive success. The Hospital’s nurses and doctors have noticed kids seem calmer and more relaxed, with the new splash of colour and ceiling mural offering a welcome distraction.

Thank you to Jame's team at FDC for making this happen!