We are proud to have Auckland’s Bella Sharples (5) and her family supporting as regional ambassadors for 2017.
Meet Ambassador Tyler
Tyler was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (ALL) in November 2012, when he had just turned three. As a result of treatment and dramatic weight loss, Tyler was unable to sit unsupported, stand or walk. He did not get back on his feet until June 2
Meet Ambassador Darcie
Darcie’s hair has started to grow back after her last round of chemo in July, and the family are cautiously optimistic about the positive scans that came through shortly afterwards, showing she is in remission.
Meet Ambassador Nixon
"In some ways I think that this journey has made him the way he is. Outgoing, full of life, very determined but also full of love and of course – just wanting to be a typical boy.”
Meet Ambassador Josie
National Child Ambassador Josephine, better known as Josie, is the eldest child in her family and the only girl, with four younger brothers to keep in line and another sibling on the way!
Webster Roebeck is a tough young man who has tried his hardest to always keep a brave face throughout his cancer treatment.
An accident that injured four year old Paige Hughes’ arm was the start of a nightmare run of injuries for her parents.
Sophia is about to turn three, she loves to dance, play with her twin brother and watch Dora on TV. She has also spent more than a year bravely battling cancer.
Patrick is an energetic boy, who whenever possible loves to play outside. But at the end of 2014 Patrick spent many months in and out of hospital having treatment for cancer.