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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Patients and Families
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Saadri is two and a half years old and is receiving cancer treatment at Kanti Children’s Hospital (KCH) in Kathmandu
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Four-year-old Nadiya sits quietly in her bed whilst a nurse gently administers her medicine. Having been through
Patients and Families
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Despite a difficult few months, Heena’s cheeky grin radiates as she sits on her bed playing with her father. Six-
Patients and Families
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Meet Imay. Imay is a cheerful and sociable young boy, smiling despite the hardship he and his mother have been
Patients and Families
19.10.19
Basta greets us with a smile despite his tired eyes and drained look. Basta is one of the many children being
Patients and Families
04.10.19
We first met Tiwo in 2018 on the day care unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Ghana, which is supported by
Patients and Families
10.09.19
Meet seven-year-old Mawusi. Mawusi was accurately diagnosed with cancer this past May and has since been receiving
Patients and Families
10.09.19
Meet 12-year-old Esi. Esi is a day patient at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ghana, supported by World Child
Patients and Families
04.09.19
When we met 15-year-old Commie on a recent programme visit in Kumasi, Ghana, he was spending five days on the cancer

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