Dylan in the News

Paliative Care Australia launch of Journeys

Palliative Care Australia held a morning tea at Parliament House, Canberra, on Thursday 18 August 2011 for the launch of Journeys – palliative care for children and teenagers. The publication is a resource designed to prepare and equip families caring for a child with a life limiting illness. As a part of the launch we were asked to deliver a presentation at the launch on our family's journey and how the publication Journeys and Palliative Care supports us.

Journeys launch - agendaJourneys Launch – Agenda

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Our Family Journey - presentationOur Family Journey – Presentaion

(PDF, 1MB)


Photos of Journeys Launch

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Leanne Sheppard, Dearne McCreath and baby Dylan Sheppard Darren Sheppard and Mark Butler (Minister for Mental Health and Ageing) Darren and Sonia Sheppard with Dr Marianne Phillips

Darren Sheppard, Mark Butler, Sonia and Dylan Sheppard Dr Johnathan Gillis Sonia Sheppard and Mark Butler (Minister for Mental Health and Ageing)

Sonia and Darren Sheppard Scott Blackwell, President Palliative Care Australia Robin, Darren, Pam, Melissa, Rebecka, Leanne and Dylan, Dearne and Sonia

Marina Muttukumaru, Dearne McCreath and baby Dylan Sheppard Marianne Phillips Paediatrician Sonia, Darren & baby Dylan


Journeys launch - agendaCarers find support

Story published in The Chronicle, August 23 2011

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Palliative Care Australia website

For all presentations at the launch, refer to the Palliative Care Australia website:



Hawkesbury District Independant News

Journeys launch - agendaLetters to the Editor

Letter published March 2012

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Valley Dragons Rugby League Club

Cody and Dylan's brother Ben plays rugby league for Valley Dragons. It was Ben's first carnival and game match on Saturday the 14th of April 2012 at Gowrie oval Tuggeranong. Ben and his family were touched that the Valley Dragons Club approached them to seek their permission to pay tribute to their special little Dylan at the carnival. The boys wore black arm bands in memory of their special little Dylan and Ben's team won the grand final.

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Tribute Carnival thank you letterTribute Carnival thank you letter

10 April 2012

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