How you help save lives

29 September 2013
Two very grateful mums, Alison and Vikki, join our Trustee Linda Robson, to thank you for helping their children to survive cancer.

Watch our video to see how your support can help save lives   

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Our sincere thank you to all the families involved in the making of this video, including Alison and Rose Kelly, Vikki and Kalem Hill and Claire and Luke Everett.

About childhood cancer

Every year, more and more children and young people in the UK are being diagnosed with cancer and desperately need help.

For 25 years, we've helped to save many young lives but, sadly, cancer is still killing more children and young people in the UK than any other disease.

These youngsters tend to suffer from different cancers to adults so get relatively little benefit from the substantial funds spent on adult cancer research.

We urgently need to fund our own research to improve treatments with fewer side effects - so that more youngsters can survive and look forward to normal healthy lives.

How your support can help

Just £2 a month could help improve treatments for children with cancer. 

Kalem was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma when he was 10 years old.

"His tumour was the size of an orange in his throat and it was growing aggressively. If they didn't start treating him straight away he would suffocate in his sleep. Then came our cycle of six months as an inpatient.

He needed a feeding tube as he couldn't eat, he needed to go to theatre every cycle to have chemo and steroids put directly into his spinal fluid to stop the cancer spreading to his brain and spinal cord, he went from 35kgs to 28kgs, and there were times when I thought he wasn't going to make it.

Kalem finally went into remission at the end of treatment in August 2011. No-one can ever prepare you for the journey you face and no one will ever quite understand your thoughts on the whole process, but I did what I had to do to give my precious son a fighting chance, what parent wouldn't?

Read more: Kalem's story 

Whether you can help with a single donationa monthly gift or more, together, we can and will save more young lives.

Where your money goes

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