Our Stories

Meet some of the patients, families and teams who have inspired us in our work to ensure children with cancer in the developing world have equal access to treatment and care.
Latifa's story
Ghana

Latifa came from a large, loving family in Zoosali, a village in northern Ghana. She was just three years old when she developed eye cancer.

Latifa’s family first noticed that something was wrong when a white spot appeared in her eye. When traditional medicines and eye drops failed to work, Latifa’s parents took her to the eye clinic at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi where she underwent eye removal surgery.

The surgery cost Latifa’s family two months’ income, leaving them under severe financial pressure. Without enough money to pay for the

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Dr Paul Wharin is a retired GP from the UK and has worked in Cameroon for several years. 1000 children are expected to
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Jani is an 8-year-old boy from Cameroon who enjoys school spending time with his family, friends and playing sports.
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Martha is a three-year-old girl who, like many children her age, loves spending time with her favourite teddy bear.
Healthcare Professionals
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Wendy Eyiah-Mensah is a paediatric oncology nurse at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, Ghana. Wendy trained

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