Three children are diagnosed with cancer every week. Read some of their stories.
The Swann family learns to cope with their loss through helping others
Grayson was the only son of Angela and Miles Swann and brother to sisters Erika, Lexi and Izabella. He was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in August 2017 at the age of three and started chemotherapy treatment almost immediately.
Thu-Lena's Volunteer Story
In June 2019 Thu-Lena Tran, Child Cancer’s Connect Group Lead in Hawke’s Bay won the Individual Volunteer of the Year award at the Hawke’s Bay Volunteer Excellence Awards.
A shock diagnosis that could have taken all the joy out of a family’s Christmas
Dave and Rebecca know what it's like to have a child diagnosed at Christmas.
The incredible resilience of a newborn baby and her fight for life
The thought that a child can be born with cancer is difficult to comprehend, but Isabella was diagnosed when she was two days old.
Brightwater local Lauren, her parents and two older brothers want to help raise awareness of the work Child Cancer Foundation does in the Nelson and Tasman community, and the difference it made to them.
For families like the Hayes, activities like Christmas parties and camps allow them to meet and connect with other families on a similar journey. For their daughter Steph, they are an important chance to just be a kid and not have to explain everything.
Taking on the child cancer journey is hard enough, without being in a new city, in a foreign country, with all of your close friends and family on the other side of the world.
Bella Sharple's Story
When she was just 13 months old, Bella was diagnosed with neuroblastoma after a tumour the size of an adult’s fist was discovered in her stomach.
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