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Dawson family kept together for son’s transplant

The Dawson family are ‘forever grateful’ for being able to stay together in Leukaemia Foundation accommodation while young son, Asher underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
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Baby Elowen conquers blood cancer with super strength

Before even reaching her first birthday, Elowen Boston has faced a greater challenge than many of us will in our lifetime - a life-threatening blood cancer diagnosis.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
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My COVID-19 vaccine experience

Blood cancer survivor and midwife, Catherine Wheeler shares her experience being eligible for the Phase 1a COVID-19 vaccine rollout. 

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Catherin Wheeler

“Blood cancer was my physical diagnosis but my experience was a far greater mental challenge.”

When diagnosed with a blood cancer as a young adult, Vicky Pellowe struggled to find the relevant information she needed to manage her diagnosis and live well as a survivor.

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Three-year-old Annie faces two-year treatment

With three kids under three, the Pender family already had their hands full before a shock diagnosis thrust them into the whole new world of childhood blood cancer.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
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Young mum fights blood cancer with positivity and perseverance

A shocking blood cancer diagnosis forced Zoe O’Connor and her young family to permanently relocate to a capital city without time for goodbyes.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
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Baby Maverick defies expectation in blood cancer battle

At only nine-months-old, Maverick Hill was diagnosed with a life-threatening blood cancer and forced to endure immediate and aggressive treatment away from home.  

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
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Maverick Hill

Flynn’s one in 1.2 million diagnosis

To mark Rare Disease Day, Laura Winter shares the remarkable story of how her four-year-old son, Flynn has survived an extremely rare blood cancer diagnosis.

  • Other blood cancers
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Flynn Winter

High schooler Megan faces biggest test yet

Megan Reid was about to begin her last two years of high school when she was diagnosed with a blood cancer.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
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Pandemic gave Mark the chance to heal at home

After a challenging bone marrow transplant in Melbourne during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mark Reid was the first Tasmanian to manage a successful recovery at home with extra immune cell infusions from his donor.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
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