The experience of childhood cancer is a complex tapestry of different emotions, ranging from helplessness to inspiration. It’s within this kind of challenge life hands us opportunities and gifts in a place we would never choose to be.
In the darkest of nights we find the brightest stars, and that’s just what I found in our experience with childhood cancer. Encouragement, support and inspiration coming from others who’ve turned pain into purpose.
Over time I’d like to share some of these inspiring stories of people who shine brightly while creating change.
With deepest gratitude to you all, Michelle
@The Other C Word
Awareness=Funding=Research=Treatments that HEAL and do no harm”
The Super Max & Bryce project This is a story of one of those stars, or perhaps rather a constellation of stars, making the lives of those suffering a little brighter, sharing magic, hope and love through a special little night light called “Super Max the Turtle.” This special little night light, created by Cloud b, is designed to be easily sanitised it can be taken into all hospital environments to help bring peaceful and healing sleep to children in treatment. Continue reading “Be The Change – It’s in the Stars”→
Craig is walking his talk or should I say talking while he walks as he spreads awareness for childhood cancer and raises vital funds for charity.
Raising much needed funds for both pediatric brain cancer research and Ronald McDonald house this father of 4 knows the sufferings a family experiences with a child diagnosed with cancer.
We shared his son, Aaron’s story in September. Aaron has just recently finished his treatment for Medulloblastoma an aggressive malignant brain tumour, the family spent months (255 days) away from home, staying at the Rondald McDonald House in Parkville while Aaron received his intensive treatment. This experience showed the family how vital a safe and supportive ‘home away from home’ is during such a life changing time, it provided the family the opportunity to stay together while Aaron underwent treatment. Knowing that brain cancer is the number one cause of death by disease for children in Australia and having a ‘front row seat’ in the fight against brain cancer it’s easy to understand why this family feel funding for pediatric brain cancer research is so vital.