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Dot Crawford: I lost my 10-year-old son to leukaemia

The loss of her beloved son sparked Dot Crawford’s lifelong commitment to the Leukaemia Foundation and her inclusion of a gift in her Will to help other families affected by blood cancer.

Dot Crawford sitting at a table with a cup of tea
Dot left a gift in her Will to help other families affected by blood cancer

“We lost our son on his 10th birthday in 1965. He was diagnosed with leukaemia six weeks before he passed away,” said Dot.

After the devastating loss of her beloved son to leukaemia, Dot and her late husband Maurie developed a commitment to the fight against blood cancer.

Not only has Dot been a passionate volunteer member for more than 30 years, but she’s made the decision to include a gift to the Leukaemia Foundation in her Will to the help other families beat blood cancer.

“In those days there was no treatment or support available; we were left in an emotional and financial hole.

“I have chosen to include a gift in my Will to ensure someone else’s son, daughter, mother or father is provided vital support when they need it most.”

After making sure your family and loved ones are taken care of, a gift in your Will is a simple but powerful way to ensure continued support and care for the increasing number of families facing a blood cancer diagnosis.

Together with Dot, you too can ensure that every family is supported through their blood cancer journey.

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Last updated on March 4th, 2022

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