In November 2015, at just six years old, the life that Violet knew suddenly changed. She now faced a world of hospitals, needles, and seemingly endless doses of medication that made her feel sick.
On 19 May 2014, little Ruby celebrated her first birthday. It was a bittersweet moment for her parents, Emma and Joel. For the past few months, they had watched their beautiful baby girl receive treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia – a rare form of the disease.
Life was pretty normal for the Hill family until Jemma started having headaches. Everyone had been unwell during the school holidays so Jemma’s mum, Sam, didn’t worry too much. One day, Jemma's cheek looked a bit droopy and her eye wasn't shutting properly. Sam knew something wasn't right.
Clodagh and Maeve were at Nippers during our Balmoral Swim for Cancer event and heard about childhood cancer. When they got home, they said to their dad Tomasz that they wanted to hold a cake stall to raise money for our research to help cure kids with cancer.
Chloe took her 20-month-old son Isaac to the doctor. He was irritable, unsettled and had developed a head tilt. The GP thought he may have slept awkwardly and prescribed some antibiotics as Isaac also had impetigo at the time. But when Isaac hadn't improved a couple of days later, Chloe knew something wasn't right.
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