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 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
Patients and Families
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Six-year-old Marc from Cameroon was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, after his mother noticed a swelling in his abdomen.
Patients and Families
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Halima is a special person. As well as being a mother to two beautiful children, she is also a teacher for many
Patients and Families
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Vayda lives in West Ghana with her husband and their three sons, with her youngest being just six months old. When
Patients and Families
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Charlotte is a single mother of two who has gone through a lot in the past 18 months. Her eldest daughter, Rebecca,
Patients and Families
09.02.18
Rosaline comes from Sehwe Bekwan in the western region of Ghana . A love of books and spending time with her friends,
Healthcare Professionals
09.02.18
Lupita is the lead nurse at Hospital del Nino DIF in Pachuca, central Mexico. She has over a decade of paediatric
Patients and Families
09.02.18
When Megan Parry , our Programme Cordinator in Mexico, met young Lucia she was greeted with a beaming smile from a

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