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Harper’s story

Harper was not even two years old when a shock diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia meant she would end up spending the next year, a third of her short life time, in hospital undergoing gruelling treatment. Thanks to a test developed by Children’s Cancer Institute, her family are hoping she never has to go back.

Jade’s story

Jade’s story

Jade had not yet turned three when her life was turned upside down by cancer. After enduring intensive treatment, she has permanent side effects and regular health checks will be needed for the rest of her life. But every day, her family celebrates the fact that she is alive.

Harper’s story

Harper’s story

Harper was not even two years old when a shock diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia meant she would end up spending the next year, a third of her short life time, in hospital undergoing gruelling treatment. Thanks to a test developed by Children’s Cancer Institute, her family are hoping she never has to go back.

Kane’s story

Kane’s story

Kane is like a lot of eight-year-olds: irrepressible, crazy about Star Wars, and always looking for adventure. But unlike his friends, Kane has been in hospital for most of his life. Diagnosed with leukaemia when he was three years of age, he underwent two gruelling years of treatment, only to relapse a year later.

Huey’s Story

Huey’s Story

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

Isaac’s Story

Isaac’s Story

Isaac was a gentle giant. A loving, generous and nurturing boy who seem to always put the needs of others ahead of his own. But at just 12 years, Isaac was diagnosed with a rare and terminal brain tumour.

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.

Amity’s Story

Amity’s Story

Amity had an extraordinary energy for life. She was creative and caring. She constantly surprised and delighted the people around her. But when she was five years old, she was diagnosed with the deadliest cancer a child can get.

Levi’s Story

Levi’s Story

Levi was kind and caring. Playful and fun. He had a cheeky grin that could lighten your mood and big brown eyes that drew you in. But at just seven, Levi was diagnosed with the deadliest childhood cancer, DIPG.

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