Louise Mahoney

Wahroonga, New South Wales

Dream-maker, humanitarian

Louise is a former nurse who is continuing the work of her late sister Annie through Dreams2Live4 – a charity that gives people with advanced cancer something to look forward to. It operates in hospitals across Australia, granting small and achievable wishes to patients from all walks of life. These dreams, which may be as simple as visiting a favourite beach one last time or being ferried to the football in style, create happy memories and a much-needed distraction from medical treatments for the dreamer and their loved ones. Healthcare workers also feel the positive effect, as palliative care wards buzz with excitement as the dream day nears.