Beating Blood Cancers Blog

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I’m just happy I get a second chance to be their Mum

Fiona was on her way to collect her daughter Kate from primary school when she received the call. With son Tom on her hip and car keys in hand, her GP said “You’ve got to go to the Wesley Hospital now.” Six years ago, 45 year old  mum, Fiona took her children, 5 year old Kate and […]

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I’m going to live life to the fullest!

A lack of energy and feeling a bit ‘out of sorts’ were the first indications Caeleigh Hancock wasn’t at her best Register for 55 for 5 She imagined she might be low in iron or something minor which could easily be remedied by a visit to her GP. Caeleigh had never heard of Polycythemia Rubra Vera (PV) when […]

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Helping those with blood cancer thrive

An independent research report has shown the Leukaemia Foundation’s free 12-week exercise program, Fit to Thrive, is helping blood cancer patients of all ages cope better with treatment and return to their normal lives more quickly. The program, only made possible by your support, has challenged the previous theory that rest and relaxation is best […]

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Working out a better way to beat blood cancer

Linda Hennessy was only 23 years old when she was diagnosed with lymphoma, a dangerous blood cancer that develops in the body’s lymphatic system. She spent weeks lying in hospital – at one point in an induced coma – facing the prospect that she wouldn’t survive. “They found tumours around my heart, left lung and […]

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Help Charlie’s Tuff fight against blood cancer

After seeing his older brother Charlie go through months of gruelling blood cancer treatment, Jamie Grant knew he wanted to do something to make a difference. When his workmates at Tuff Bullbars in Toowoomba said they wanted to get behind the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, he thought it was the perfect opportunity. Before he […]

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Light the Night: in the business of beating blood cancer

Each year Light the Night gives communities the opportunity to come together and raise funds to help beat blood cancer Making these events a reality for over 37,000 people across the nation are our Light the Night partners. In 2016 together we have raised an amazing $1,931,815 to help blood cancer patients and their families […]

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Getting my life in order

Need help navigating the financial fall-out following a blood cancer diagnosis? Hear from our guest speakers at the upcoming ‘Getting my life in order’ seminar at ESA Village, who will outline solutions to common financial and legal issues arising from a blood cancer diagnosis. Guest speakers: Long term Leukaemia Foundation budgeting volunteer, Laurie Martin will discuss […]

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Brightest blood cancer minds come to Queensland

Some of Australia’s leading blood cancer researchers came to Brisbane earlier this year to share fascinating insights and knowledge that will help the state’s researchers beat blood cancer. Thanks to our supporters, we were able to help bring Professor Fabienne Mackay from the University of Melbourne and Associate Professor John Pimanda from the University of New South […]

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Loose forward lines up to send blood cancer backwards

Queensland Reds rising star Michael Gunn has becoming our newest ambassador. “I wanted to get involved because I know first-hand how dangerous blood cancers can be and the way they turn life upside down for Queensland families like my own,” the 21-year-old said. “The Leukaemia Foundation is funding some incredible stuff in the laboratory to find better treatments so more […]

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Lymphoma knocked me for six but I got back up

“I saw their loved ones sitting beside them tired, worried, and trying to show a positive face when really their hearts were breaking.” Just over a year ago, Bellbowrie Tavern’s U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year entrant Jo was in hospital being treated for a rare blood cancer, nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL), presenting as lumps in her neck. During that […]

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