24 April 2020 Featured News

Wonder Moments

We love nothing more than sharing wonder moments with you, and this time we have three!

Charlotte rings the bell!

On April 1st, Charlotte rang the bell to signal the end of her treatment for bone cancer!!

13-year-old Charlotte was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her shoulder last year and has been through a gruelling course of chemotherapy, followed by surgery in October. Despite everything Charlotte has remained positive and super strong and she inspires her family every day. We were delighted to have Charlotte as one of our 2019 Nine Telethon ambassadors and you may even remember seeing her on the news when she became one of the first paediatric patients to benefit from new cutting-edge 3D surgical navigation technology. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Children’s Hospital Foundation funded the $1.7 million equipment, making Queensland Children’s Hospital the first in Australia to use the technology in a paediatric cancer setting.

Charlotte and her mum have now returned home to Cairns and are enjoying some much-needed family time with Charlotte’s dad, brother and their beloved family dog!

Kitty gets the all clear!

In 2018, five-year-old Kitty was one of our Woolworths ambassadors. Diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in 2017, she underwent five rounds of treatment and a bone marrow transplant, with further treatment to follow. Kitty and her mum spent a long time in Brisbane away from family and friends.

Last week we got this incredible news from Kitty’s mum Karen…

“I just got a phone call from Kitty’s oncologist and she has got the all clear, best Easter gift we could get”.

Extra special first birthday for Jonathan.

Little Jonathan was sadly born with a faulty heart. At just seven days old, he had his first open-heart surgery and at five months old, he went in for a second time.

Jonathan featured in our Autumn appeal to help fund vital research to reduce the risk of vocal cord paralysis, a dangerous and potentially deadly complication of heart surgery.

Johnathan will need further surgery, but at this time we are delighted to tell you he is doing really well and recently celebrated his first birthday at home with his family!

Read Jonathan’s story

When you support the Children’s Hospital Foundation you are helping to work wonders for sick kids like Charlotte, Kitty and Jonathan.  We are extremely grateful for your ongoing and generous support.