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What family means to us

At Redkite, we understand that every cancer journey is different, and so is every family. Whether you're a young person with cancer, a parent, grandparent, sister, brother, partner or close friend, we're here to make sure you have the support and information you need, wherever you are on the cancer journey.


We appreciate the generosity of all the families who have shared their story with us below.

Stephen's story

Stephen's story

Stephen was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and went through treatment in his early twenteis. Here he tells his story and shares his advice with other young people.  


Michelle and Colbey's story

Colbey’s diagnosis came just a week before Christmas. Michelle talks about the challenges of treatment and the support that was there throughout the journey. 

Rabia Ali

Rabia's story

Rabia talks about her diagnosis, going through treatment, dealing with side effects, and being a young person with cancer. 

Hugh's story

Tess shares the story of her son Hugh's cancer journey and the ways in which Redkite was able to be there for them.

Jesse's legacy

Jesse’s legacy will enable Redkite to be there for more children and young people with cancer and their families.

Colby's story

Colby was told hospital-based treatment would take four weeks. He ended up staying in hospital for nearly two years. Redkite was able to be there with him and his family. 

Debie and Matthew's story

Debie and Matthew share their family's experiences during their eight-year-old son's cancer journey and the impact of Redkite's support.
Louis and Jeremy share their story for Redkite

Louis' and Jeremy's story

Louis' and Jeremy's families share their experiences of the cancer journey and how Redkite’s support makes all the difference. Watch the video.
Karen and Jaryd's Story

Karen's story

The cancer journey for Karen’s 19 year-old son, Jaryd, started after three months of waiting for a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
 David and Hayley share their experience

David and Hayley

Parents, Hayley and David, share their experiences during their daughter's cancer diagnosis and treatment. Watch the video.

Nicole's story

When her eight-year-old son died from cancer Nicole joined a Redkite Telegroup, a professionally facilitated telephone support group. She says the group helped her be there for her family and says "I know I'm not alone".
Nick's family

Nick's story

Nick will never forget the day his four-year-old daughter Emily was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. “It was 8.00pm on Monday 16 March, 2009 and the start of our family’s nightmare.”