Meet just a few of the families who have been supported by Fight Cancer Foundation's vital support programs over recent months, thanks to your support.
Fifteen years ago, identical twin boys Connor and Jared were diagnosed with an incredibly rare leukaemia which affects one in a million infants.
The only life-saving option was a cord blood transplant
Aleda couldn’t be there for her five-year-old when he was rushed to hospital with leukaemia, and it tore her apart.
She discovered there is something worse than hearing that your little boy has leukaemia. It's not being able to be there with him while he's fighting for his life in hospital.
It slowly dawned on Rabia that she would not be able to go back to a normal life for months, or even years...
This is the dream-crushing reality of a cancer diagnosis for a young person like Rabia.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. First you hear the word... cancer. Then you hear that the treatment your beloved child needs to live, might kill her.
Hailey had one chance at life. One chance to fight cancer and win.
It was touch-and-go for Jim after his bone marrow transplant. There was a big chance he wouldn’t make it through.
His mouth and throat were bleeding, but he had to swallow 30 pills a day to stay alive.
Unless you’ve been through it yourself, none of us knows how terrifying and it must be to be told 'your baby has cancer.'
When Gemma and Rod heard those frightening words, their little girl Stella was just three months old.
“Your son Maxx has leukaemia,” the doctor told me.
I’d never heard this word before in my life. Leukaemia? What did that mean? I only had one question: how can we fix it? I assumed he would need some pills – but the reality was so much worse.
Cancer takes so much from a child. Little Maya knows just how much.
It took her hair. It took her hearing. It took several centimetres off her height. For a while, it even took her ability to eat. In truth, it stole a huge part of her childhood
Can you imagine hearing these words from a doctor about your child?‘ The chances of survival are zero.’
That’s what the Stuart family were told when their son Will had relapsed for a third time with leukaemia.
A blood cancer diagnosis was life-changing for John and his family.
After spending more than 100 days away from home while John received treatment, he and his wife Jennie know exactly how important accommodation support is.
Cancer takes so much from a child. Sadie knows just how much.
Sadie's come a long way from the day she collapsed at the school cross-country and an ambulance had to rush her to hospital. Sadie had cancer - Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
When Michelle was diagnosed with cancer, she learned "Life can change in an instant.
Michelle would need a stem cell transplant. Her girls needed their mum. The family needed a place to stay near the hospital.
After being diagnosed with cancer at just five years old, Eleanor faced long and intensive treatment to get better.
Instead of starting prep, Eleanor was in hospital, embarking on the biggest fight of her life.
Wendy and Graeme have been married for 31 years. So, when Wendy was diagnosed with cancer, a million thoughts raced through her head....
Just a few weeks later, Graeme was diagnosed with lymphoma that threatened to take his life.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Something you’d never imagine could happen to your family; to your child……let alone your five-year-old, who’s only just learnt how to tie his shoes.
For Gabe, the cancer battle began when he was just five years old.
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