Impact Stories

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Strong and Independent Violet

Seven year old Violet is cheeky, energetic, strong and independent. Despite her recent relapse, she has not let her diagnosis define her.

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I’m Fine Thank You, Nanna. How Are You?

My grandson Ben was diagnosed with ALL just days after his sixth birthday. The diagnosis was swift, devastating and life-changing for the entire family.

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Riding for a Reason

Twenty-six-year-old James John set off an epic adventure around Australia in early 2017 to raise awareness and much-needed funds for children with cancer.

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Fighting for My Brother

"The thought never crossed my mind that he could really be sick, let alone have cancer."

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A Zest for Life

My youngest daughter, Mia, was first diagnosed with cancer when she was two-and-a-half. It was Christmas Eve 2014.

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A Journey of Two Decades

Andrea Diprose is the true wonder woman – mother, scientist and childhood cancer advocate. All of which she does in legacy to her son, Stephen.

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A Brothers' Bond

In June 2016 a large mass was discovered on the brain of thirteen year old Dylan. He was rushed to the Emergency Department for urgent surgery.

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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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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.