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
29.08.17
Nine-year-old Hope lives in Malawi and is the youngest of six children. In October 2016, her mother noticed a small
Healthcare Professionals
29.08.17
Betty has worked as the playworker at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital’s (QECH) Paediatric Oncology ward in Blantyre
Healthcare Professionals
29.08.17
Dalida is the Data Manager at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), supported by World Child Cancer, and has been
Patients and Families
24.08.17
Moses is seven years old and lives in Mozambique. In November 2016, he was diagnosed with cancer but like many children
Healthcare Professionals
18.07.17
Rachel Hollis is a Children’s Cancer Nurse from Leeds with many years of experience working with children and young
Healthcare Professionals
29.06.17
Dr. Farzana Khan is a specialist in palliative medicine and pain research in Bangladesh . She has worked closely with
Patients and Families
07.06.17
Joan was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, when she was 16 years old. At the time, she lived with her parents and two
Patients and Families
24.05.17
Myo is 5 years old and was diagnosed with leukaemia in December 2015. Soon after being diagnosed, Myo’s father
Patients and Families
17.05.17
Meet 10-year old Jasmin. After several months of feeling unwell, Jasmin’s parents took her to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib

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