In Memory of Brianna Dooley

By Mirko Mandic Join Me

Brianna Margaret Dooley (12 Oct 1998 – 16 May 2020).

The sudden passing of our beautiful miracle girl has left a chasm in our lives that seems to have no end. - D.Dooley 2020

We will always be indebted to the extraordinary support and skills Brianna received within Royal Institute of Deaf & Blind Children (RIDBC).

All donations to this page will be directed to RIDBC Alice Betteridge School.


Brianna's Story:

Upon her birth in 1998, Brianna was not expected to survive and given little hope, by many, of receiving the support and resources, a child with this many medical, physical and sensory complications would require.

However, in 2001 at the age of three, Brianna had proven many medical experts wrong and she was offered a position in a Home Start Program provided by the RIDBC. It was through this program that language in the form of Auslan was introduced and instructed to Brianna and it was at this point she began to flourish.

As Brianna became older she continued to learn Auslan and receive the intensive learning and physical supports offered at RIDBC's The Alice Betteridge School.

It was the efforts of the remarkable teaching staff, aides, volunteers, therapists, nursing staff, administration and management that we attribute to Brianna’s ability to progress her life skills and adapt to life in a physically compromised capacity.

In 2016 at the age of 18 years she achieved the requirements of the HSC by addressing Life Skills content and outcomes and graduated with four other colleagues.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Kath And Keith Dooley

To our precious granddaughter Brianna- you gave us so much joy, laughter and love, and will always be in our hearts and minds. Thank you to Alice Betteridge School for the kindness, support, teaching and guidance you have given to Brianna and our family.


Nana & Pop Higson

In memory of our darling Brianna. Thank you to Alice Betteridge School for the many amazing memories we have from the Sports Days and Grandparents Days. We experienced first hand the work of the amazing teacher in the class room. Brianna loved attending school. Brianna we will always treasure the times we had with you but especially the last few weeks. Fly free our little angel. You will always be in our hearts.



Love from , Neil, Julie, Blaze, Kaiza, Demi, Josh, Hollie & family,


James, Trish, Karmon & Jasmine

Our hearts go out to all effected by the sudden passing of Brianna May tender memories soften your grief May fond recollections bring you relief And may you find comfort & peace in your thoughts Of the joy that Brianna has brought For time & space can never divide Or keep Brianna from your side When memory paints in colour true the happy hours that belonged to you


Glenn Caron Rebecca Blake Van De Werff


Carla & Mark Patterson


Steve And Debbie Dahl


Bernard Haylen

Already a regular donor to RIDBC. Very pleased to donate in Brianna's honour.


Paul & Petra Haylen

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dooley Family at this sad time.


Peter & Aunty Mary Haylen

We loved going to all your parties. You were a courageous person Bree.


Aunty Julia And Uncle Mark

In memory of our dear niece and with grateful thanks to the Alice Betteridge School at North Rocks for the many happy years Bri spent there . So keen each morning to put on her backpack and go go go! What a fabulous graduation night too.


Lynne Dooley

You will always be in our hearts, for the gift you gave was to change our lives forever... to make everything just a little brighter... a little more miraculous ... a little more special


Jeremy, Wendy, Lucy & Lily Robson

In memory of beautiful Brianna. Thank you Alice Betteridge School for helping Brianna become the amazing, strong and determined young lady that she was. Brianna you will forever be in our heart. Fly free Brianna


Caroline & Allan Kessler


Charli, Andy And Jay

I had the honour and priviledge of witnessing first hand the amazing work of the RIDBC Alice Betteridge School. I hope this small donation can help provide guidance, support and enrichment for its students in Brianna's legacy. May our beautiful Bri fly high with the butterflies.


Margot & John Reed



Our loving thoughts embrace you during this difficult time. Fly high Brianna.


Doreen Penney

I just loved you coming to the salon Brianna to have your hair cut 💇‍♀️ you love to touch jack our dog Will miss you from the bottom of my ❤️🌹🌹 Remember when we cut your hair into a bob to raise money to have a wig made for a cancer child You had the best hair ever with a fabulous colour it would have made one child very 😃🙏❤️🙏❤️


Tom Haylen




Ingrid And Andreas Schneider

Heaven has welcomed a new angel. You will always be in our hearts!


Patch Family

Our thought are with you all at this sad time. Love and best wishes


Scott, Dora & Sammy

Our prayers and thoughts are with Brianna and family


Lynne Keevers

To quirky beautiful Brianna. I’m sad but so glad I had the privilege of knowing you, of loving you. We are better for having you in our lives. The other Aunty Lynne


Lisette And James

Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of Brianna's passing. Please know you and your entire family are in our thoughts.


Marty Kelliher

Much love from Marty, Nicky, Danelle, and Jess


The Collins Family


Julie, Anthony & Tom Felice

Our love, prayers and thoughts are of you all during this extremely sad time. "Beautiful Brianna Rest in Peace"


Fiona Hernandez


Amy Eaton

Even tho her passing was sudden she brighten up the lives of her family, Pam anytime you talked about Bri you knew how loved and cherished she was. Two glorious decades. May she always be in your hearts. Xx


Jennifer Lennon


The Blake Family

May your clouds become rolls and flows of angel hair, ice cream castles in the air, feather canyons everywhere.


Chloe Steel

With love, Chloe & Adam x


Kathryn Maher


Wayne Steel


Sue & Steve Stuut

Our darling Brianna, a most special part of our family. Fly Free precious girl. Thank you to Alice Betteridge School for all you did for Brianna. Bri's graduation being a highlight, celebrating all her achievements what a lovely memory to hold dear.


Joyce Higson

Brianna was so special to me and my late husband Charlie . She will be so missed. I thought the world of dear Brianna.


Sharon Callaghan


Melanie Newman


Jillian And Sam Sinke

Brianna was an inspiration to all that knew her.


Alex Kelleher


Katie, Glen, Taylah And Cooper Robertson

Our thoughts and prayers are with at this time. ❤


Mary Duvollet


Gavin Stillaway


Karen Conlay

Her amazing strong spirit will live on in all of you...always


Belinda Treloar

I am so saddened for your family's loss. Hopefully her legacy can provide some comfort to you all.


Audrey Marion

I’m so sorry for your loss Char, thinking of you and your family. Xx


Tanya Wood


Susan Locke


Lewis Williams


Richard And Beverley De Mestre


Maigan Lyme



Grant, Jasmin, Crosby & Otis Konemann

We will miss you beautiful Bri, What a powerful legacy of what the support of a loving family and community can do! She was a miracle girl and we are so proud of her! 🦋


Claire Phillips


The King Family - Brooke, Jason, Lachlan And Eamon

Sending you all much love.


Rosemary And Peter Macgregor


Jaden Pilley


Nicole Cotton