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Parents perspectives

Stories from parents of children affected by cancer

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Labor MP Jaala Pulford lost her daughter Sinead to cancer shortly after the election

Million Dollar Lunch / 01/10/2021

Three months after her shock cancer diagnosis, 13-year-old Sinead died. Her mum had just fought a state election and been made a Victorian Government minister.

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Hayden’s a hero in our book

Children's Cancer Foundation / 23/09/2020

Hayden has been fighting hard following a brain tumour diagnosis in 2015. Mum Simone shares his long, painful and sometimes frustrating road to recovery.

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The Foundation welcomes Tracey Danaher to the Board

Children's Cancer Foundation / 23/06/2020

We extend a warm welcome and congratulations to Tracey Danaher to the Board of the Children's Cancer Foundation.

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A Wilms tumour diagnosis at Christmas time

Children's Cancer Foundation / 06/12/2019

On Christmas Eve 2014, two-and-a-half-year-old Mia was diagnosed with cancer. Her mother Heather shares the family’s experience of Wilms' tumour, and how it changed their lives.

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A remarkable family’s fight against a rare form of children’s cancer

Children's Cancer Foundation / 17/10/2018

This is Cassandra Howcroft’s story about her son Lochie’s battle against Philadelphia +ve, a very rare form of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

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Eli: A Cheeky Little Monkey

Children's Cancer Foundation / 02/10/2018

Elias' bright and cheeky personality "has everyone wrapped around his little finger", including the doctors and nurses at the Children's Cancer Centre.

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When you love someone deeply you want them to shine in your life always. You will do anything to protect them. Children’s cancer shouldn’t happen – but sadly, it still does. With your help, we're funding game-changing research projects that will help eliminate children’s cancer.