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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Al Amin’s happiness shines through as he stands on the bed with his mother, Bushra, who is sharing an increasingly rare
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Dr Shwe Sin is the Medical Officer at Yangon Children’s Hospital in Myanmar, where she has worked for seven years. When
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Yaza is an 11-year-old boy from Bogalay in Myanmar who loves school and enjoys reading. Coming from a close, loving

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