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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.
Jesse’s legacy will enable Redkite to be there for more children and young people with cancer and their families. - See more at: http://www.redkite.org.au/jesses-legacy#sthash.tCYWcWdn.dpuf
 

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".
Andrew and Sue

Two families share their stories

Two families share their cancer journeys and explain the impact of  their children's cancer diagnoses and treatment and how Redkite's services made a difference. Watch the video.
 
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.”
 
Luke Ellem Redkite Scholarship winner

Luke's story

Luke Ellem is an inspiration. Despite visual and physical impairments as a result of cancer, Luke hopes to go to university. Luke was awarded the National Redkite Dare to Dream Scholarship award for 2010 to help realise his dream.
 
Jane's daughter Megan

Jane's story

Busy mother of two, Jane could never have imagined the impact a cancer diagnosis would have on her family or that she’d come to understand the importance of Redkite’s support services.