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November Warrior Mail – Xander & Lily

This month is a DOUBLE WARRIOR SPECIAL! Please write to both children to let them know how special they are.

Siblings Xander (10) and Lily (13) deal with chronic pain that would floor most people every day of their lives, thanks to a genetic disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). EDS is a connective tissue disorder resulting in faulty collagen – which is the body’s glue. Imagine building a brick house with PVA glue instead of cement, and you have an ...

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Tess’ Story

Tess was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) on 28 March 2018 at the tender age of 11. Her official diagnoses came from Fiona Stanley Emergency Department after a quick-thinking family friend (who works at the hospital) recommended heading straight to emergency after hearing her symptoms. Tess was rushed into ICU and although Tess’ parents didn’t know it at the time, the hospital did not think she would survive the night. Meanwhile, Tess’ older sister Ella was also in hospital ...

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June’s Warrior – Bodhi

Bodhi is a super sibling – an ordinary 7 year old boy who has seen and experienced many things that no child ever should.

In September 2016, Bodhi’s little sister was flown to PMH by the Royal Flying Doctor Service for an MRI, following which she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The tumour can’t be removed because it’s attached to her optic nerve, so she is under treatment to stop it from growing. Because she no longer has an IV ...

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March’s Warriors – Aidan and Kaelan

Aidan is 13 and Kaelan is 7. Their younger brother Kai was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia on 26th March 2015, when he just was 2 years old. Kai battled the disease for nearly 2 years, including many months of isolation during which Aidan and Kaelan were not able to spend time with their brother.

Kai’s initial bone marrow transplant from an anonymous donor put him into remission, but he sadly relapsed after less than a year. Following ...

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October’s Warriors – Jonte and Johnas

This month we’re running a Double Warrior Special! Please send individual cards to each child to acknowledge their amazing strength.

Jonte (6) and Johnas (4) are superstar big brothers whose lives changed dramatically when their baby sister suddenly lost all movement in her legs and torso, and doctors discovered a cancerous tumour called a neuroblastoma wrapped around her spinal cord.

So many things have changed in Jonte and Johnas’s lives since the diagnosis, but they have not complained once. When ...

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March’s Warriors of the Month – Jalen and Montana

This month we’re running a Double Warrior Special! Please send individual cards to each child to acknowledge their amazing strength.

Jalen is 15, a very active and outgoing young man who always puts everyone else first. He was very proud to be named Head Captain for his house group at school this year – but unfortunately he will not be able to attend for most of this year, if at all.

In March 2012 Jalen was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic ...

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January’s Warriors of the Month – Milla and Harrison

To kick off the New Year with a bang, we are celebrating with our first ever Double Warrior Special! Please send individual cards to each child to acknowledge their amazing strength.

Milla and Harrison’s little brother has stage 4 high risk Hepatoblastoma – a rare form of liver cancer. They were just 5 and 3 when he was diagnosed on Milla’s very first day of full time school and Harrison’s first ever day of pre-kindy. Their Mummy and Daddy could ...

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November’s Warrior of the Month – Chayse

In 2014, when Chayse was not quite 3 years old, his baby sister was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. Chayse spent the majority of the next 6 months in day care or with other family members, sidelined as his parents focused on treating his sister’s cancer.

After she went into remission, family life returned to normal and Chayse was able to enjoy having his whole family at home again. Always close, the bond between Chayse and his sister flourished. Sadly, 15 ...

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July’s Warrior of the Month – Emily

Emily was looking forward to life finally returning to normal in April, after her big brother finished treatment for osteosarcoma. Then, her big sister unexpectedly suffered a massive thrombotic stroke.

Although devastated by his diagnosis, Emily stepped up to help her brother through his treatment. She kept all his chores done, supported him at home, and kept in touch every day he was in hospital, playing Minecraft, chatting on-line and visiting whenever she could.

But Emily also struggled. She spent many ...

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