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Ellie’s Story

Ellie was just eleven months old when she was admitted to the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick having been unwell for a couple of weeks. A scan revealed a tumour in her chest so large it was pushing her tiny heart and lungs to one side. Within days she was in the Intensive Care Unit on life support because she could no longer breathe unaided.

Huon’s Story

Huon’s Story

Unlike many newborns, Huon was a happy, content sleeper. But soon his demeanor changed and, at just 10 weeks old, Huon was diagnosed with Stage 4S Neuroblastoma when a 5cm tumour was impeding his breathing and had spread to his liver.

Ellie’s Story

Ellie’s Story

Ellie was just eleven months old when she was admitted to the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick having been unwell for a couple of weeks. A scan revealed a tumour in her chest so large it was pushing her tiny heart and lungs to one side. Within days she was in the Intensive Care Unit on life support because she could no longer breathe unaided.

Kayne’s story

Kayne’s story

Bouncy, bright-eyed Kayne was a typically playful and curious toddler - until he started displaying worrying symptoms. Mum, Danii, took him to the local hospital time and time again, only to be told it was 'just reflux' - until one day, she refused to leave without an answer.

Oscar’s Story

Oscar’s Story

Oscar was an active, outgoing child who loved trips on his dad’s boat. But when his dad discovered a lump in his stomach, leading to a diagnosis of Burkitt’s Lymphoma, it turned his life and that of his family upside down.

Ted’s Story

Ted’s Story

Ted was an average 3-year-old boy, always playing outside, crazy about Lego and chasing after his older brother, Oscar. But when Ted was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) it turned his life and that of his family into a nightmare.

Lexie’s story

Lexie’s story

Lexie was an active, fun-loving, six year old who was crazy about dancing. When she started complaining of a sore hip, no one could ever have imagined how much life was about to change.

Giulia’s story

Giulia’s story

Seven-year-old Giulia was an ordinary, healthy, happy little girl. She loved dancing, playing dress-ups and spending time with her beloved Nonna. But inside, Giulia was anything but ordinary. A deadly and incredibly rare sarcoma called Inflammatory Myofibralstic Tumour (IMT) was silently taking hold in her chest.

Mackenzie’s story

Mackenzie’s story

Life was great for the Isedale family. They were always going away on little holidays down in Nowra, fishing, swimming and laughing. Until that horrible day when Mackenzie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

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