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When days are dark for people living with blood cancer and the families and friends who love them, your generosity brings powerful support.





You’re putting the human into blood cancer treatment 

After being diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer, Sherma Beasley (pictured) was one of the many Australians left without the supportive care they desperately need.

“I had absolutely no idea what I was in for when I turned up to my first chemotherapy appointment,” said 57-year-old Sherma.

Luckily, at that point your kindness changed Sherma’s life forever.

Sherma was able to call on Jacqui, a Blood Cancer Support Coordinator (pictured with Sherma below). “Jacqui has been wonderful through all of this,” said Sherma.

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Sherma BeasleySherma Beasley with Leukaemia Foundation Support Coordinator, Jacqui Baverstock

Care in a coronavirus crisis

Bushfires devastated communities and the cloud of COVID-19 wreaked havoc, but blood cancer didn’t stop. More than ever, families facing blood cancer desperately needed reassurance and a trusted source for their questions.

Thanks to kind supporters including you, response was swift and Blood Cancer Support Coordinators across the country mobilised a new wave of remote support.

Visit our COVID-19 Information Hub

Thank you for keeping Gavin’s family close during his treatment

Diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Gavin was urgently flown from his Bundaberg home to Brisbane to start treatment (pictured below).

His wife, Jen (pictured at the top of the page), and young daughter, Dusty (pictured right), quickly followed, not knowing just where they could stay. This is the moment support like yours comes alive.

“We connected with the Leukaemia Foundation and were offered a unit and lots of great information.

“It blew me away what the foundation was providing for the people in our situation every day.”

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A father and young daughter sitting together outside.

Gavin Hill


Last updated on March 8th, 2022

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