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An award winning organisation

The work of the Samuel Morris Foundation was recognised at the 2008 NSW Water Safety Awards, where the Foundation was awarded:

"The patrons award for the most outstanding contribution to water safety with a focus on an under represented group"

The Foundation has been working hard to have it recognised that there are a significant number of near drowning survivors who are left disabled as a result of their immersion. Too often media stories are either the reporting of a tragic death or a successful revival with no apparent ill effects on the child.

However it becomes apparent that no ill effects now does not neccesarily mean that a child will be left unscathed. Recent research is highlighting that a brain injury in children may expose them to an increased risk of epilepsy for over 10 years. Follow this link to the story.

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