Meet Sangwani

Sangwani is 14 years old and is visiting Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi for the day to continue his treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  

In July 2017, Sangwani’s mother noticed a swelling on his neck so took him to the local hospital who then referred him to QECH. He now comes to QECH twice per month to receive chemotherapy treatment.  

Sangwani’s mother works selling vegetables and cannot work when Sangwani is feeling unwell or when they make the journey to attend appointments at QECH. Missing out on wages for a few days of work each month can greatly impact the family and they are struggling.  

World Child Cancer reimburses families for travel costs to reach the hospital to ensure that families are able to keep bringing their children back for their all-important treatment. Treatment costs are also supported as most families simply cannot afford it.  

Sangwani loves to play football, hide and seek and playing with his 4 brothers and 1 sister. He enjoys English and Maths at school but he wants to be a soldier when he grows up because he loves the uniform – especially the boots. Doctors are confident that Sangwani will make a full recovery. 

Childhood cancer can be cured and thanks your support this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month more children, like Sangwani, can have access to the best possible treatment and care. You can still donate today and help give more children with cancer the gift of growing up. Just £23 could cover the cost of a biopsy for a child with cancer in Malawi, enabling an accurate diagnosis which helps to ensure that the correct treatment is given and improves chances of survival.