Posts Tagged 'warrior mail'

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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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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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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January’s Warrior – Declan

Declan is 7, and has been battling cancer for nearly 4 years. When he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma just one week before his 4th birthday, he already had secondary cancer in 20% of his bones and bone marrow. His family had to relocate from Bridgetown so he could receive treatment. The initial 14 months of treatment involved intense chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, immunotherapy and stem cell transplant, and put him into remission.

Sadly after just 6 months he relapsed with a tumour ...

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December’s Warrior – Jackson

Jackson (now 6) was a happy, healthy and bright 3 year old until his world was turned upside down. After numerous medical appointments and still no satisfactory answers, Jackson was taken to the emergency department. There his parents received the devastating news – their only son was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

Jackson was immediately transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital where he began cancer treatment that very night. His condition became critical and he was moved to the ...

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October’s Warrior of the Month – Jaxon

Jaxon is 5. At just 6 months old, he was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms’ tumour – cancer on both his kidneys. After surgery to remove half of his right kidney and 6 weeks of chemotherapy, a CT scan showed another tumour had grown and he underwent surgery again to remove the remainder of his right kidney. This was followed with 6 months of chemotherapy, after which Jaxon achieved remission.

Scan after scan the left side tumour showed no progression, but after ...

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