Meet our Neuroblastoma Superheroes
These are the faces of some of the brave little superheroes taking on neuroblastoma.
Each year, we have the chance to meet some of little superheroes taking on neuroblastoma with great courage.... here are the stories of our formidable Run2Cure 2020 superheroes.
‘The thing that has made it a lot easier on us, as parents, is that he's been just the best patient with every treatment he’s had. Except for the two transplants; they were so very tough on him. ’ Katie - George’s mum
‘Five years ago, we would not have had the option of “watch and wait” and Benji would have required an intensive regime of chemo with possibly very significant side effects. We will never be able to thank everyone enough who has contributed in all the various ways to this research.’ Kate - Benji’s mum
‘Chemo works however it is quite brutal and can have an adverse long-term impact on the children. But more targeted treatment can only happen if there is funding available to drive research and ultimately help these sick kids.’ Paolo, Zach's dad
'Lukas is so brave and strong. He has completed his induction chemotherapy, undergone surgery to remove the tumor, completed his bone marrow transplant and about to commence immunotherapy. Last week we were told he's cancer free. What an extraordinary effort from not only Lukas but him mum and dad to get to this point. A real superhero. Our hero. Our Lukas.' Lukas' Aunty Neil
'I'm so proud of Danye, his strength, his courage, he amazes me constantly and whenever I'm struggling I look at him and am quickly reminded of what true strength looks like, instantly I am regrounded and our day by day journey goes on.' Tatiana - Danye's mum
‘Throughout his treatment Oliver always remained strong and kept up with this schoolwork; working hard towards his goal of returning to school when it was over.’ Oliver’s mum Sarah said.
‘We were absolutely devastated at Eli’s diagnosis, but we are so proud of him fighting so hard.’ Eli's dad, Peter
‘Jazmyn is now 10 years old. She can't be a normal girl because of this disease. We all need to help find a cure for our children and our children's kids.’ Jazmyn's mum Chantelle