This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we want to celebrate the successful treatments of children like Rebecca. We first met Rebecca in 2017 who, after being misdiagnosed at several different hospitals, was being treated for cancer at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Ghana. Rebecca was joined by her single mother of two, Charlotte, who revealed she was struggling with being told her child had cancer, recalling:
Now, after two and a half years of treatment later, 10-year-old Rebecca has just two months of treatment left! She currently visits the hospital just once a month for her medication. Although she still has to travel five hours each way to get there, from October Rebecca is only required to visit the hospital every three months for check-ups.
While Rebecca has made many friends during her time at the hospital, she is eager to return to home and to her local school in September.
After years of struggling with emotional, physical and financial strain, Charlotte is looking forward to simply see her daughter have a normal childhood.
It is only thanks to your continuous support that we are able share success stories like this and help children like Rebecca return to education. World Child Cancer has increased survival rates for children with cancer in some of our programmes by as much as 200%, allowing many of them return to their studies. Your generous donations can help us give more children with cancer the gift of growing up and help them return to a normal life after cancer.