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Natasha and Alex

Lighting Alex’s way

Four-year-old Alex was like any other boy his age: full of energy with a cheeky nature and infectious smile; a little ray of sunshine to his parents, Natasha and Nathan, and big sister. He was enjoying starting school earlier this year when Natasha and Nathan spotted bruises on his legs. They put it down to […]

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Dr Ashwin Unnikrishnan

Improving the “wait and see” approach to treatment for high-risk blood cancer

Australian researchers utilising valuable samples from an initial clinical trial funded with the help of Leukaemia Foundation supporters have discovered why half of patients with a type of high-risk blood cancer will not respond to a common treatment. The discovery could form the basis for a world-first clinical test to identify early whether or not […]

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Ryan and Isabella

First-time dad’s inconceivable battle

It should have been one of the happiest days of Ryan Murray’s life. The soon-to-be dad was filled with joy and relief alongside his wife Nikki during her 12-week pregnancy scan. But that same day, Ryan’s doctor called to tell him he had blood cancer. Jubilation to devastation – in an instant. Ryan and Nikki […]

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New PBS drug will mean better outcomes for families

A drug used to treat a rare form of Hodgkin lymphoma is now widely available through the national Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving families thousands of dollars. The PBS listing of brentuximab vedotin gives Australians access to a potentially life-saving treatment that previously cost up to $16,100 for a single course. The Leukaemia Foundation presented comprehensive […]

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I’m going to live life to the fullest!

A lack of energy and feeling a bit ‘out of sorts’ were the first indications Caeleigh Hancock wasn’t at her best She imagined she might be low in iron or something minor which could easily be remedied by a visit to her GP. Caeleigh had never heard of Polycythemia Rubra Vera (PV) when she was diagnosed in 2012 […]

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Leukaemia Foundation Fit to Thrive

Helping those with blood cancer thrive

An independent research report has shown the Leukaemia Foundation’s free 12-week exercise program, Fit to Thrive, is helping blood cancer patients of all ages cope better with treatment and return to their normal lives more quickly. The program, only made possible by your support, has challenged the previous theory that rest and relaxation is best […]

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Linda Hennessey

Working out a better way to beat blood cancer

Linda Hennessy was only 23 years old when she was diagnosed with lymphoma, a dangerous blood cancer that develops in the body’s lymphatic system. She spent weeks lying in hospital – at one point in an induced coma – facing the prospect that she wouldn’t survive. “They found tumours around my heart, left lung and […]

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Charlie and family

Help Charlie’s Tuff fight against blood cancer

After seeing his older brother Charlie go through months of gruelling blood cancer treatment, Jamie Grant knew he wanted to do something to make a difference. When his workmates at Tuff Bullbars in Toowoomba said they wanted to get behind the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, he thought it was the perfect opportunity. Before he […]

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Light the Night: in the business of beating blood cancer

Each year Light the Night gives communities the opportunity to come together and raise funds to help beat blood cancer Making these events a reality for over 37,000 people across the nation are our Light the Night partners. In 2016 together we have raised an amazing $1,931,815 to help blood cancer patients and their families […]

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Getting my life in order

Getting my life in order

Need help navigating the financial fall-out following a blood cancer diagnosis? Hear from our guest speakers at the upcoming ‘Getting my life in order’ seminar at ESA Village, who will outline solutions to common financial and legal issues arising from a blood cancer diagnosis. Guest speakers: Long term Leukaemia Foundation budgeting volunteer, Laurie Martin will discuss […]

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