Jade was just two years old when she was diagnosed
with a rare Ganglioneuroblastoma tumour
that covered more than half her brain. The
treatment that saved Jade’s life has left her
with lifelong side-effects, including brain
Your support today will help ensure no child suffers from the very treatment required to save their life.
endured multiple brain surgeries, a stem cell transplant and numerous rounds of
chemotherapy. Through it all, she managed to keep a smile on her face.
But one of the surgeries damaged Jade's brain, resulting in an acquired brain injury.
The surgery took her speech, took everything. She couldn’t sit up, she couldn’t do
anything. Her right side was paralysed. She was flat on her back
was determined not to be beaten. Her attitude can be summed up in two
words: “I will.”
can walk, talk, read and write. But she will never experience life
as an ordinary child again.
Options for children with rare and aggressive cancers, like Jade's,
have been severely limited — until now.
support, we are pioneering research programs like Zero Childhood Cancer, that
offers Australia's first-ever, personalised medicine program for children with
high-risk or aggressive cancer. It's already making a difference for children
just like Jade.
Childhood Cancer program is transforming the way children with cancer are being
treated, and we rely on people like you, who understand what's at stake, to continue
generosity this Christmas will ensure research like Zero Childhood Cancer can
continue to save the lives and the futures of children like Jade.