The town of Avoca is rallying behind one of its own families as it faces a battle to save the tiniest member.
Amy Dawson was born to Amanda Lobb and Lindsay Dawson, a sister for Chelsea (five), Kate (three) and Justin (two) 10 weeks ago.
At just two days of age Amy almost died when her heart collapsed.
It was during surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital to repair her heart that doctors discovered Amy was born without thymus.
The thymus is a tiny organ that rests above the heart and produces the T-cells responsible for immunity.
Amy has been diagnosed with complete Di George syndrome, one of only a handful of children, and revolutionary surgery in America has a 75 percent chance of saving her life.