Why 'Eyewall'?

You know the term ‘eye of the storm’? It refers to the centre of a storm cell, where all the ferocious winds of a typhoon or hurricane are suddenly calm. The edge of that peaceful centre is called the eyewall. It holds back the danger. 

Foundation founder Landy Kermode comes from Taiwan, where typhoons often sweep across the island bringing death and destruction. Her idea is that medical research is like that wall of clouds, protecting us against the dangers that threaten our loved ones. 

As Landy learned as a child growing up in Taiwan, these perils can strike at any moment; it’s a part of life and nature. But through medical research we can try and make these moments less harmful, like building a caring shield around the chaos. (interestingly, the English pronunciation of the word eyewall sounds just like the Taiwanese word for love… how appropriate).

Our medical research

The research we’re funding is undertaken in Western Australia and by a global network of medical practitioners. Take a look.

What we’re trying to achieve.

We’re a young foundation with big dreams. Our funding is aimed at a number of critical areas of medical research.

Meet the researchers.

The research we’re funding is undertaken in Western Australia and by a global network of medical practitioners. Take a look.