Alec Morrice

Alec has Sanfilippo Syndrome Type C. Without treatment, he will not live to adulthood. You can help children like Alec by contributing to our campaign to raise funds for research into this childhood dementia.

Alec has Sanfilppo Syndrome Type C.  (There are four types of MPS III Sanfilippo Syndrome including Types A, B, C, D). Type C occurs in only 1 in every 1.5 million live births, while Types A and B occur in 1: 70,000.

Alec loves camping. He likes to run but these days is unsteady on his feet. His mum, Michelle, says a smile from Alec makes the hardships of the day dissapear. If only Sanfilippo would dissapear!

Alec entered our world almost two years to the day after his big sister Sienna. On the 8th January 2007, Alec arrived with all the hope we as parents could dream for his future. We had our pigeon pair, both healthy and beautiful. Our hearts were full and our lives couldn't have been more perfect.  

After a long diagnostic odessy, on the 9th of January, 2015, a day after Alec's eighth birthday, we received the phone call that changed our lives. Alec had Sanfilippo Syndrome MPSIII Type C. 

The initial impact of this news was one of shock and despair. We were mourning a loss that hadn't happened yet and blaming ourselves as we are the reason Alec has this condition. We also jumped head first into researching the condition to ensure we were fully informed. We have since realised that drowning in a sea of despair is not going to help Alec and what we want for his future.

We have learned to let go of those things that cause us stress and to enjoy the here and now. We are committed to making a future for our children filled with love and laughter and we surround ourselves with people who love our family and accept Alec. We do not treat Alec differently to his sister Sienna. Of course, some days are harder than others, but it is amazing how a smile and a cuddle from Alec, makes all these hardships melt away.

Our hope is for the advancement of clinical trials to help develop a treatment and hopefully one day a cure for this condition so that children with Sanfilippo can live a life that every child deserves. We hope the wider community can help spread the word and help us to make exactly this happen.

We also hope are that our son will be able to live a life surrounded by understanding and kindness. His life may not be the one that we previously dreamt for him but if it is one in which he has no fear or pain, feels loved and is full of things that bring him happiness, we could not wish for more! 

Photography: Danielle O'Brien

You can help

Make an online donation

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Host a fundraiser

There are lots of ways you can fundraise. We have plenty of ideas for you in our A-Z of fundraising ideas & you can set up your own fundraising page here

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Watch video of Alec’s mum Michelle sharing her family’s story here

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

Kathleen Riches And Des Ridgill


Kathleen Riches


Graham Imhoff


Kathleen Napper


Vinaya Lakkoju

Hope this helps. Sending love.


Mahalah’s Family

Big hugs to Alec. Love from the Dolby family


Anna Laegel


Brisbane Marathon Volunteers


Elizabeth Farrell


Elizabeth Farrell


Emma & Paul


Bryce Saltmarsh

I’m in awe of you Alec and Michelle.


Jack Tuttle

Heroes Hollywood


Ellen Rosenblatt


Gen Olsen


Katherine Roberts Roberts


Fiona Lambert Lambert


James Alan Macarthur Bowman Bowman


Claudia Murray

With heart felt love to you x


The Plant Bunker

Book sale 📚


Naomi Miller

Your OLD music teacher who misses big ALEC hugs


Josephine Devenish-meares

Thank you Alice for sharing Alec's story with us at MSM.


Genevieve Mcilwain


Ferny Grove State High School Student Council

two fundraisers held at school, organised by student council - Jellybean count and Sausage sizzle


Mary Sheppard


The Reids

For my little mate Alec.


Emma Kirkman


Jane Keating

Best wishes Alec.




Marg Frame



Drag Queen Bingo Fundraiser


Masters Bbq Fundraiser


Bbq Anaconda Everton Park (hope For Alec)


Macdowall State School Mothers Day Stall


#10for$10 Alec Birthday Campaign


Anytime Fitness - Albany Creek


Owen Nattrass


Ferny Grove State School


Ferny Grove State School


Ferny Grove State School


Ferny Grove State School Student Council Disco


Michael Brown - Modplumb Solutions


Tough Mudder For A Tough Mother 2018


Drag Queen Bingo Ticket Sales & Pizza


Drag Queen Bingo Event


Beavis & Bartels Scuh Employee Contributions


Hope For Alec Trivia Night


Tough Mudder 2016


Trivia Night


Tough Mudder For A Tough Mudder


Brisbane Tough Mudder 2017


Kylie & Marty - Ginger & Archer


Des & Kathy Riches


Aunty Tess, Grandma And Great Aunty Averil




Michael And Robyn Mcanany


Janet Bell


Janet Bell


Anthony O'reilly


Rose, Sandra, Martin And Robyn


Paper Boat Press - Bake Sale


Pam, Rose, Sandra, Martin And Robyn


Red Rooster Charity Box Donations


Carl Gibbs


Rent Star Property Management


Beavis & Bartels Newstead Towers Employee Contributions


Sjaccountants (steve & Bry)


Lyn Morrice


Cr Matt Constance - Moreton Bay Regional Council


The Ascough Family


Lyn Morrice


Des & Kathy Riches


Fgss Disco Glow Product Sales


"the Plant Bunker" Book Sale


Stephanie & Celso Perez


Jill, Jeremy And Jonah


Crazy Hair Stall


Matt Hendra For Henry Schein


Lyn Morrice (grandma)


Fathers Day Stall


Nattrass, Manson, Morrice Families


Wanderers Travel Co


Fgss Disco - Glow Products Sales


Hilder Road State School Car Boot Sale




Christmas Bake Sale Paperboat Press


Andrew Erickson


Proceeds From Sale Of Glow Products Fgss Disco


Carols By Glowstick At Mcdowall State School


Ferny Grove State School Disco


Brisbane Marathon Volunteers


Averil Nattrass




Aunty Averil


Fairview Rsl Care


Mackenzie Watson


Kylie Johnson


The Johnsons And The Dooleys


Michelle Morrice


Glen Sales And Penelope Kirk