Patrons & Ambassadors

Ambassador: Emmy Kubainski

An accomplished journalist with over 15 years experience in broadcast, Emmy Kubainski co-anchors Nine News Perth with Tim McMillan.

Emmy has a worked as a presenter and reporter around the country.

As a journalist, she has covered some of the biggest stories in the country from major floods, bushfires, Royal visits (including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and Princess Kate as well as Princess Anne) as well as high profile inquests and murder trials including the Daniel Morcombe case and Gerard Baden Clay.

Emmy Kubainski joined HeartKids WA as an ambassador in 2016. It was a cause she was keen to be a part of, having suffered from a heart condition herself as a teenager.

She was 16-years-old when doctors discovered she had a hole in her heart the size of a 20 cent coin. She’d unknowingly had the atrial septal defect since birth. It wasn’t found until a routine stethoscope check up by her doctor for asthma picked up an irregular sound. Emmy underwent a two-hour operation which was a success, and now almost 20 years later, she only needs to see a heart specialist every five years.

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