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Hi, I’m Rachael…
Author of the book Mackenzies Mision + Blogger + IVF Warrior + Activist Genetic Carrier Testing + Wife + Mum to Mackenzie + Bella + Leo + Hope
Rachael and Jonathan were thrilled to welcome their baby Mackenzie into the world and to start their new lives as parents but then everything changed when Mackenzie was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder.
After less than a year of campaigning, we achieved our goal! In the 2018-2019 Budget, the (then) Treasurer Scott Morrison announced $500 million for the Australian Genomics Health Futures Mission, $20 million of which was for Mackenzie’s Mission, a pilot program of carrier screening.