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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Patients and Families
07.09.17
Jenny is two years old and lives in Takoradi, one of the major cities in Ghana. Her mother, Patience, wanted to share
Patients and Families
04.09.17
Latifa came from a large, loving family in Zoosali, a village in northern Ghana. She was just three years old when she
Patients and Families
29.08.17
Nine-year-old Hope lives in Malawi and is the youngest of six children. In October 2016, her mother noticed a small
Healthcare Professionals
29.08.17
Betty has worked as the playworker at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital’s (QECH) Paediatric Oncology ward in Blantyre
Healthcare Professionals
29.08.17
Dalida is the Data Manager at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), supported by World Child Cancer, and has been
Patients and Families
24.08.17
Moses is seven years old and lives in Mozambique. In November 2016, he was diagnosed with cancer but like many children
Healthcare Professionals
18.07.17
Rachel Hollis is a Children’s Cancer Nurse from Leeds with many years of experience working with children and young
Healthcare Professionals
29.06.17
Dr. Farzana Khan is a specialist in palliative medicine and pain research in Bangladesh . She has worked closely with
Patients and Families
07.06.17
Joan was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, when she was 16 years old. At the time, she lived with her parents and two

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