We all know how hard it is to have a new diagnosis of childhood cancer or the possibility of this diagnosis. Here are some of the wonderful organisations that are also out there to offer assistance at this terrible time.
Some useful links for families joining our journey:
Kids Cancer Project
Kids Cancer Project support childhood cancer research, raise awareness and provide support to families. Their page has many useful links including current research, fundraisers and events.
Starlight delivers a range of community and in hospital programs designed to make children happy and lift their spirits when they need it most.Starlight’s mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.
A charity whose mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Little Heroes Foundation
A South Australian charity which aims to fund urgently needed medical facilities and treatment equipment, and ‘Life After Diagnosis’ child and family support programs relative to childhood cancer and serious illness.
A national support organisation who are dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemia’s, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. They provide long term accommodation and personalised, practical and financial support.
A national support organisation for 12-24 year olds who are living with cancer themselves, or who have a family member with cancer, helping them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact it has.
Camp Quality’s purpose is to create a better life for every child (0-13 years) living with cancer in Australia. They provide recreational and educational support through national programs that build resilience and optimistic behaviours for children.
Redkite A support organisation which provides financial assistance and counselling services for children (0-24 years) and their families throughout their cancer journey.
Childhood Cancer Support Provides long term accommodation for families that have to be relocated to Brisbane for their child’s cancer treatment, some transport services and numerous activities for all oncology children.
Look Good Feel Better Facing cancer with confidence. Workshops to help boost the confidence and wellbeing of men, women and teens while undergoing cancer treatment.
Project Declan A childhood cancer charity set up in memory of Declan Hegarty
Bloomhill Cancer Help Offers emotional support of any one going through the crisis of being diagnosed with cancer
The St Jude Cancer Education for Children Program is an educational outreach initiative of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It helps school children, their parents and teachers understand the basic science and treatment of cancer.
Great support information for respective age groups for siblings.
Carers Australia Aims to provide improved health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security of the carer.
Hummingbird House Currently under construction Hummingbird House will be Queensland’s only children’s hospice. Similar to Bear Cottage in NSW they will provide the accommodation and facilities to allow children quality time away from hospital while still having medical needs met if required.
Breaking Down The Barriers Adopt rural families to assist and support them through difficult times while caring for a loved one in a city hospital.
The Indie Rose Foundation Aims to ease the financial burden on Far North QLD families with children who are suffering from a medical condition that requires specialised medical treatment away from their homes