We all need a hero. Someone to look up to, to inspire us, to let us know it’s ok to dream.

Margaret Martin

I’d like to introduce you to my grandmother. She is my inspiration. My hero!

My grandmother has lived with debilitating asthma for all of her 87 years. She hasn’t let it hold her back but it’s been hard. 

She wants life to be different for today’s children. She wants them to have every opportunity, to live a full and empowered life - with or without asthma.

A donation of as little as $25 will help us show children how to live better with asthma - and how to help friends and family who have asthma, too. 

My grandma’s experience living with asthma has inspired me to do what I can to help our kids. That’s translated into more than 400 performances as the side-kick to this awesome guy, Sailor the Puffer Fish.

Since 2012, I’ve been performing alongside Sailor in a show to help children who have asthma. More than 75,000 children have seen the show. Every year new children start their first day at school - more children with asthma, more children to help.

My grandmother always believed in me and I know she’s proud of what Sailor and I are achieving with this remarkable show. 

A donation of just $25 will help two more children meet Sailor. A wonderful donation of $350 would sponsor a full school performance.

Chris And Sailor

Thanks to supporters like you, the show is free! But we need your donation to continue.

My grandmother knows Sailor the Puffer Fish well. She looked after him for me when we had nowhere else to house his enormous costume. She treated him with great respect and commented that he was a very good tenant – ‘quiet and didn’t eat much’!

She has always believed in me and I know she’s proud of what Sailor and I are achieving with this remarkable show. She has contributed to Sailor’s success in so many ways. You can help too. 

A donation of just $25 will help two more children meet Sailor. A wonderful donation of $350 would sponsor a full school performance.

Every show gives me a different insight into Sailor’s impact. A beaming teacher came to me after a recent show. She said that one of her new entrants, just 5 years old, had arrived at school that week in tears. 

He’d been given his new blue inhaler and told he had to take it to school with him. He tried to hide it. He felt different, confused, and upset. His inhaler marked him as ‘sick’.

He didn’t want to talk about his asthma. He didn’t want to stand out. He didn’t want the other kids to think he wasn’t as good as them. He felt damaged and curiously ashamed.

Margaret Grandma

After seeing Sailor perform, he left the hall uplifted and energised. He proudly told his friends, ‘I have asthma!’. The other children wanted to know about his triggers and how his asthma affected him. They invited him into their group as someone special, unique, important. He was the centre of attention and showed off his inhalers proudly. Asthma no longer isolated him.

Every child deserves the opportunity to fulfill their potential. A donation of just $25 will help show another child how to live well with asthma.

What I absolutely love about Sailor is that he empowers people of all ages. Children and staff who live with asthma leave our shows knowing how to manage their condition more effectively. Everyone leaves having learnt how to support those people - every day, and in an emergency.

Thanks to supporters like you, Sailor's show is 100% free for schools and early childhood centres. Please join Sailor and I on our mission, make your donation today.

This is the most important work I can do. Thank you for joining me, and Sailor, to help our kids live better.


Chris Lam Sam
Performer, Musician, Writer

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