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

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

Read more
Healthcare Professionals
Wendy Eyiah-Mensah is a paediatric oncology nurse at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, Ghana. Wendy trained
Patients and Families
Jacob is 15 years old and lives with his mother, father and five siblings. In January 2017, he was diagnosed with
Patients and Families
Twelve-year-old Prince comes from a large family with six siblings that live in Balaka, a village in Southern Malawi.
Healthcare Professionals
Dr Trijn Israels has been actively involved in a twinning partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH)
Healthcare Professionals
Children with cancer and their families face multiple barriers to accessing diagnosis and treatment. Some travel
Healthcare Professionals
When Esnart finished nursing school in 2016 she started working at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in
Patients and Families
Levie is just like any other child. He loves playing football with his friends and going to school. Whilst playing
Healthcare Professionals
Dr Paul Wharin is a retired GP from the UK and has worked in Cameroon for several years. 1000 children are expected to
Patients and Families
Jenny is two years old and lives in Takoradi, one of the major cities in Ghana. Her mother, Patience, wanted to share