The Brightest Star charity was established in 2019 in loving memory of Oisín David Sexton.
In May 2017, Sarah and Chris tragically lost their little boy Oisín at only 20 months of age, after a freak accident.
Sarah and Chris spent five days living every parents nightmare at the Monash Children’s Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), where the Doctors and Nursing staff tried desperately to save Oisín’s life. Despite the best efforts from everyone, Oisín sadly lost his battle. Sarah and Chris whispered a lifetime worth of I love you’s in his ear, held him tight and said goodbye to their darling little man.
The Brightest Star charity has been created by Oisín's parents, to honour the life of their beautiful little boy, who will always be held tightly in the hearts of all who knew him, and will forever more be the brightest shining star.
Funds raised will be used to fund The Sexton Scholarship, which will be used to continue to improve the family experience when a child in Intensive Care through:
Projects that focus on developing communication methods & tools to ensure families understand complex information during period of high stress
Improving end of life experience and support for families and children
Creating environments and funrnishings that promote comfort and warmth, particularly for end of life care.
Fund education and training for PICU staff.