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.
Zwe
Myanmar

Zwe is 7 years old and she suffers from a brain tumour. She lives in a rural village in Rakhine Division in the north of Myanmar with her father and mother.

After suffering headaches for three months, they visited the village doctor, who mentioned that the headaches were just temporary. When the problem persisted, they were referred to their regional hospital, which in turn referred her to Yangon general hospital (YGH). YGH decided to perform an operation on Zwe and then referred her to Yangon Children's Hospital, to the Paediatric Oncology Unit, where a brain tumour was

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Family
15.02.17
Miriam lived with her grandmother in Ho, about 160 km from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, the main childhood cancer centre
Family
13.02.17
Abigail was nine months old when her mother, Elizabeth noticed a squint in her eyes, then a month later a little white
Patients
13.02.17
Berry is 14 months old and has recently been diagnosed with Retinoblastoma – cancer of the eye. Being residents of a
Healthcare Professionals
07.02.17
Sharmin has worked at BSMMU on the paediatric oncology ward for the last 3 years and has recently been promoted to
Survivors
07.02.17
Labeba lives in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, with her Father, Mother and five siblings (three sisters and two
Healthcare Professionals
13.01.17
Ni Ni is a former grade 7 teacher who now teaches at 'Heroes School' in Yangon Children’s Hospital. As World Child
Patients
13.01.17
Su Su is a shy 12-year-old girl who loves drawing, talking with her dolls, and playing with her younger brother. In
Healthcare Professionals
06.12.16
In November 2016, Ruth Sardinha was able to devote two weeks of her time to volunteering with World Child Cancer in
Family
06.12.16
Mary and her family come from Ga West, around 20-30km from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, the main centre providing

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