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Relieved Hayley welcomes news of remission

Publish Date: 14/4/2016

After spending almost six months at the Leukaemia Foundation Village in Adelaide, while undergoing lifesaving cancer treatment for leukaemia, 22 year old Hayley Smith recently received the best news a person with a blood cancer diagnosis can ever hear.

After 12 rounds of gruelling chemotherapy, Hayley is now 100 percent cancer free and has returned to normal life.

During her treatment Hayley called Adelaide’s Bridgestone Australia Leukaemia Foundation Village home, and became a regular at Leukaemia Foundation events and get-togethers.

Her magnetic smile and positive attitude drew many new friends, and her family were able to join her from all over Australia to offer their support.

In fact, four of her family members shaved their heads and beards at a special event in Rundle Mall, and her two younger sisters braved the shave shortly after.

Ever generous Hayley was also supportive of media opportunities, sharing her story to promote the Leukaemia Foundation’s practical and emotional support services to others with blood cancer, and enabling the Foundation’s supporters to see how important their generosity really is.

She described the support from the Leukaemia Foundation as a “God send.”

“The support from the Leukaemia Foundation has meant everything to us,” Hayley said. “Having a comfortable place to call home after treatment has made a world of difference.”

“It’s made an incredible difference having my family together during this time,” she said. “The Foundation’s support makes it so much easier to deal with treatment and the isolation of being away from home.”

Hayley will now spend time in Darwin with her boyfriend, who works in the gas fields, before returning to life in Roxby Downs in the State’s far north.

Yes, you can help make a world of difference for families like Hayley’s who are impacted by a blood cancer diagnosis.

Please make a donation today and ensure these families stay together and receive the practical and emotional support they need to get through life’s toughest challenge, blood cancer.

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