The Story of Rayaan

 

Heroism is not constrained by age or size. Rayaan, sometimes known as Little Buddha for his chubby appearance and calm nature, was a happy, healthy baby boy until he stopped breathing two weeks after his first birthday. He had no history of serious illness, there was no warning. It was terrifying for his parents to watch the emergency treatment needed to ...

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September’s Warriors – Flynn and Tilly

This month we’re running a Double Warrior Special! Please send individual cards to each child to show them how inspiring they are!

Flynn is an enthusiastic almost 4-year-old boy who loves to show affection and tells everyone he sees about his interest in cars. He has a big sister Tilly who has just celebrated her 5th birthday (her first one not celebrated in the hospital). They have a very close sibling bond and she likes to help with his care everyday.

At ...

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The Story of Riley

Meet Riley, a cheeky little boy with an awesome sense of humour and endless energy (his superpower!). He loves playing with trucks and trains, and to see him running around the park and digging in the sandpit, you wouldn’t know that he also has leukaemia, enduring regular bouts of chemotherapy to battle his cancer.

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August’s Warrior – Leo

Leo is turning 4 next month, and has already been through more in his short life than most people will ever experience.

At 2 ½, he became unwell and exhibited a number of different symptoms for about 6 weeks. The symptoms themselves didn’t seem overly concerning at the time, but his parents were worried that he wasn’t improving. Eventually an ultrasound showed a tumour in his abdomen. Further testing lead to a diagnosis: stage 4 neuroblastoma.

Leo and his Mum moved in ...

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The Story of Ruby


Ruby was only seven months old when she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Before Ruby had even turned one, she had endured six intensive rounds of chemotherapy, multiple lumbar punctures and major surgery. For Ruby’s parents, Emma and Joel, their lives were soon consumed with platelets, blood pressure, infections, hospital visits, blood counts and test results – the ...

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The Story of Oli

 

I think we all need a little bit of Oli in us. Oli is like a bright shining star, overflowing with exuberance and joy.

His superpower is his happy personality. He is a true go-getter – and as Oli proudly declares, he is also a fast runner! Perhaps that’s why he’s always going million miles a minute, as his mom Elli ...

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July’s Warrior – Deklen

Deklen (who turns 12 in July) has been diagnosed with high-functioning autism and selective mutism. He will only talk to his mother and a couple of his siblings; when they are not around he struggles to communicate.

At 4 ½, Deklen’s mother noticed him exhibiting behaviours similar to those of his older brother, who had already been diagnosed with autism.

Deklen underwent assessments by a paediatrician, a speech therapist and a psychologist. Thanks to his early diagnosis, Deklen was able to have ...

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June’s Warrior – Tayte

When Tayte was 3 1/2, he came down with an ear infection – but he became so unwell that within 4 days he was admitted to ICU at Princess Margaret Hospital. There he underwent an MRI and lumbar puncture which provided an official diagnosis – Longitudinally Extensive Transverse Myelitis (LETM). During his stay in ICU, his lungs collapsed and his parents were told he had developed severe pneumonia. After a 10 day stay he was released from ICU onto the ...

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