Real stories, real people, real impact.

Real Stories is a brand-new video series that interviews different people affected by childhood cancer. Each month, we unravel the powerful narratives of extraordinary individuals who have faced the unimaginable.

A siblings story: Love that binds a family together in the face of adversity.

Real Stories amplifies the voices of not just those diagnosed with childhood cancer, but also the family members that surround them. We are proud to introduce you to 12 incredible people as they share their own story and the highs and lows of their recent years.

In this heartfelt video, we introduce you to Isabel, the incredible older sister of Thomas.

Thomas was diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumour in October 2020, when Isabel was just 7 years old. As a remarkable older sister, Isabel shares valuable advice for other siblings going through similar experiences.

Let’s spread awareness and support for those facing the challenges of childhood cancer.

Amplifying voices: Dax's story shared by his mum Devon

In this video, we introduce you to Devon, a brave mother who shares her journey of loss after her son Dax was diagnosed with cerebellopontine parameningeal Rhabdomyosarcoma on 18 May 2020. Tragically, Dax did not survive his diagnosis and passed away on 31 August 2020.

We, and all of the other families, need you to listen to these kids’ stories because they deserve it and they need your help. 

– Devon, our Real Story for January 2024.

Read Dax’s Story

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We will be sharing more Real Stories videos in the coming months, so make sure you keep checking this page for more videos. 

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