Zaidee Rose Alexander Turner - aged 7 years and 22 days - died suddenly on 2nd December 2004 from a burst blood vessel in her brain called a cerebral aneurism.
The Turner family are registered organ and tissue donors and as a result Zaidee donated her organs and tissues at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne as were her wishes at the time.
Zaidee was the only child in Victoria under the age of 16 years and one of the youngest Australians to donate her organs and tissues in 2004. She was only one of six children nationally to donate their organs.
Concept of Shoelaces
Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces is the Foundation's symbol to create national awareness about organ and tissue donation and transplant.
The public can reflect their support and wear the shoelaces which are sold for only $2 a pair Australia-wide. One packet of Rainbow shoelaces is contained in every Auskick pack so if you have your shoelaces already- put them on and show your support!