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Blood Cancer Doesn’t Stop: Our Stories

Right now, in Australia there are more than 135,000 people living with blood cancer. These are the stories we’ve heard from those with blood cancer living through the coronavirus crisis.

Blood cancer doesn’t stop: Mick’s story

Mick must travel interstate for a life-saving transplant, a journey made more challenging by COVID-19.

Michael Blenman and daughter Tracey

Blood cancer doesn’t stop: John-Michael’s story

John-Michael is immunosuppressed, making him very vulnerable during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Belinda and John-Michael Barrie stand outside in a garden, smiling

Blood cancer doesn’t stop: Shelley’s story

Shelley is having to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak only 110 days after her life-saving transplant.

Shelley Garvey with her family

Blood cancer doesn’t stop: Paul’s story

Super survivor Paul is thought to be one of the first Australians with myeloma to conquer COVID-19.

Blood cancer doesn’t stop: Ari’s story

Ari must travel across Queensland each month for life-saving treatment – plus deal with added COVID-19 challenges.

Baczynski Family at a Leukaemia Foundation accommodation unit