Impact Stories

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Celebrating Five Years Cancer Free

Diagnosed the day before her 2nd birthday, Ruby's family thought that she would never start school. Today she is a student, a dancer and 5 years cancer-free.

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Marcus: A Beautiful, Funny, but Short Life

Marcus was born on February 7, 2005 and we knew then he was going to make us laugh as he came out peeing everywhere.

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Mia: “He drew on my leg mum”

It was Christmas Eve. Mia – aged two and a half years – had an appointment with our local osteopath who treated her regularly for asthma.

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Lachlan: "Facing the enemy within"

At age 9, Lachlan faced probably his greatest adversary in life – cancer. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL).

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Brooke: "Each day is special"

A sore leg was the first sign that something was wrong with nine-year-old Brooke. Tests were taken and within days Brooke’s parents received the news.

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Cooper’s mum: “The small things can make a world of difference to kids facing big challenges”

“In January 2013 our world was turned upside down when our oldest son Cooper was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia."

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Kellie: "I had cancer, it never had me"

Kellie was 15 when she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and had to leave her 'normal' life behind her.

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Matt: “Cancer research is where I think the future is, beating cancer”

Living as a normal adventurous 13-year-old, Matt’s life was turned upside down after noticing swelling in one of his cheeks.

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Jordan: "All these beads mean something to me"

Jordan was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma which marked the beginning of his Beaded Journey.