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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.

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.

The Rollinson’s story

The Rollinson’s story

Luke Rollinson, a town planner in Wollongong, carries the RB1 cancer gene which meant he had to get his right eye removed due to various tumours when he was just 18 months old.

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.

Amy’s story

Amy’s story

When Ren & Sharon's daughter Amy was diagnosed with terminal cancer at just 7 years old, she went from a bounding ‘Duracell bunny’ to losing her ability to walk and speak in under 18 months.

Violet’s story

Violet’s story

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.

Isla’s story

Isla’s story

Isla’s mum Sarah had taken her four year old daughter to the doctor because she had been snoring and experiencing pain in her knees for some weeks.

Nixon’s story

Nixon’s story

Just a few weeks before Brodie was due to give birth to Nixon, a scan showed a large lump on his head.

Thomas story

Thomas story

In Perth doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital performed multiple scans and tests. Eventually a biopsy confirmed the tumour was rhabdomyosarcoma.

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