Warrior Mail

May Warrior Mahalia

Mahalia is 8 years old and the sister of last month’s warrior Morgan who was is diagnosed at 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Mahalia is such a caring little soul who looks after Morgan’s and feels her pain.

Childhood cancer treatment takes it’s toll on all family members including siblings who experience the effects of the treatment and the changes in family life. Morgan’s treatment means Mahalia’s mum often has to spend nights in hospital away from Mahalia. This is hard ...

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April Warrior – Morgan

Morgan is a hilarious little character with an amazing smile. She was diagnosed at 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Morgan receives regular chemotherapy at the Children’s Hospital to treat the cancer. The beginning of her treatment was horrific. The doctors were unsure of her cancer type and she had a reaction to platelets. Morgan has had many long stays in the hospital. The long stints in the hospital have ...

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March’s Warrior – Addison

Addison is an energetic, mischievous, caring, sensitive child who loves Irish Dancing, babies and looking after her younger cousins. She is 10 years old, and lives with congenital kyphosis and scoliosis. Scoliosis is an S or C-shaped spinal deformity where the spine curves sideways. Kyphosis is an increase in the forward curvature of the spine.

Addison’s older brother was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when she was two, and she took on the role of nurse Addison to care for her ...

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February’s Warrior -Imogen

Imogen is a happy, loud, beautiful and full-spirited three-year-old little girl she has lots of empathy and wants to cuddle other kids. Imogen has an extremely rare condition, (one of 3 in Western Australia), called Fanconi anaemia. This disorder prevents the bone marrow from making enough new blood cells for the body to work eventually leading to aplastic anaemia. It can cause a range of physical problems, including bone marrow failure, organ problems and increased likelihood of cancer. She also ...

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January Warrior -Sienna-Violet

Sienna-Violet is such a vibrant little girl, she is adored by everyone that meets her. On the 26th of May 2020, Sienna-Violet was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukaemia (ALL) a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Sienna-Violet is currently receiving chemotherapy and in the beginning, she spent almost a whole month in hospital on intravenous medications, now she has frequent outpatient appointments for treatment, some days we are there for the entire day from 7.30am, until ...

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December Warrior-Thomas

Thomas is a very sweet and caring little boy. Little brother to Oli, and proud big brother to his new baby sister, Elsie. He’s super brave and takes everything in his stride. When Thomas was two he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer where cells don’t grow probably and develop into a sarcoma tumour. His tumour was located close to his jaw which caused the nerves in his face to never develop correctly. He underwent two surgeries ...

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November Warrior- Sam

Sam is a kind and gentle three year old boy who loves sisters Nadia (who lives with her mum in Melbourne) and Mia.  In February this year he was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow and began treatment with intensive chemotherapy. 

Sam spent the first 2 weeks of his chemotherapy in hospital. He then spent 5 days at home and was able celebrated his 3rd birthday with his family, before returning ...

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October Warrior-Fleur

Fleur was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2018 when she was 12 years old and had to have major surgery to remove a large brain tumour. Unfortunately, before and during the surgery Fleur had several strokes which have left her paralysed completely on her right side.

While she was incredibly brave throughout treatment, it was hard for her to walk and move about. Over the last year(s) she received intensive physio, speech and occupational therapy and special medication to manage ...

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September’s Warrior – Xavier

Xavier has been through so much in his short time on earth. Born with craniosynotosis (fused skull) it was thankfully determined at age 1 there is enough space for brain growth and would only impact him cosmetically. Xavier was in pain for many years  and it took a long while for doctors to diagnosis but after allergy tests, blood tests and further endoscopies & other scopes at five he was diagnosed with both coeliac diseases, where the body can’t digest ...

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August Warrior – William

William is definitely a warrior. Every hurdle William is presented with, he will always find one way or another to get over it. He’s a happy three-and-a-half-year-old with the most infectious smile around…. nothing bothers him.

William was diagnosed with Renal Coloboma Syndrome when he was a baby, a condition that affects kidney and eye development. William had his left kidney removed at 6 months old and is vision impaired. William has also been diagnosed with laryngomalacia, a condition that affects the vocal cords and impacts breathing and swallowing. ...

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