Three children are diagnosed with cancer every week. Read some of their stories.
Four-year-old Esme Palmer’s incredible fight for survival against childhood cancer
When Esme Palmer developed a cold in mid-October 2019, her parents Megan and Jason had no idea what their little girl was about to go through. Their GP diagnosed the four-year-old with bronchitis, but neither antibiotics nor steroids helped her come right
Shearing The Love: Celebrating Lucas’s Cancer Journey
After finishing nearly three years of cancer treatment, nine-year-old Lucas Sigvertsen wants to celebrate being back with his friends at school. What better way than watching his mum, Maree, and his primary school teachers shave their heads for Child Canc
This small Otago community is so supportive of Child Cancer Foundation, they’ve renamed it ‘West Otago Wig Wednesday’
If you happen to be driving through West Otago on September 9th, don’t be surprised if every which way you turn people are wearing wigs. As they have almost every year for the last five years, the small farming region in the deep south will be turning out
Three years after finishing his childhood cancer treatment, Te Puke’s Joshua Dale gets ready for Wig Wednesday
Eight-year-old Joshua Dale is busy trying to choose the perfect wig to wear on 9 September for Wig Wednesday. The day holds special importance for Joshua, having lost his hair twice during treatment for childhood cancer.
How this Christchurch family dealt with the child cancer diagnosis of their four-year-old son, Micaiah
In March 2015, four-year-old Micaiah Pratley was sick at home with what his parents thought were just flu-like symptoms and a fever. The Christchurch-based family was unaware that life as they knew it was about to change completely.
The impact of childhood cancer is still felt by Caitlin Snodgrass, 22 years later
After months of watching her four-year-old daughter Caitlin’s health rapidly decline, an ultrasound revealed a 10cm tumour in her stomach and Jodee heard the words that deep down in her heart she already knew but didn’t want to believe.
The parents of six-year-old Alex, who has cancer, are letting him shave their heads this Wig Wednesday
Six-year-old Alex is looking forward to the 9th of September, he gets to shave his parent’s hair for Wig Wednesday
Show your support for kids like Cairo with cancer this Wig Wednesday
Family who had a baby diagnosed with cancer raise money for Child Cancer Foundation through Wig Wednesday.
Life in Lockdown is nothing new for children with cancer
Living within their bubble is something that the Kupa family has been doing for almost four years so their life didn’t change much when the lockdown came into effect.