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

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Patients and Families
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Patients and Families
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Patients and Families
Bayezid is in pain. His mother, Avi, rubs his back as he lays face down on the bed that has been his home for a month
Patients and Families
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Patients and Families
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Patients and Families
Mahmud greets us with a smile, despite his tired look and obvious feelings of worry he introduces us to his wife
Patients and Families
We met Pranta and his mother, Salma, on the childhood cancer ward in Dhaka’s BSMMU which is supported by World Child
Patients and Families
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Healthcare Professionals
Despite there being a huge strain on healthcare professionals throughout Bangladesh, nurses like Nilufa, Lakshmi and