Is Childhood Cancer Preventable?

Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases caused by the cells in a person’s body multiplying out of control. Cancer is separated into different types depending on what sort of cell it originated from (blood, brain, lung…) and if it invaded nearby body parts (a tumour) or spread to other organs (metastasis).

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Busting 5 “Cancer-Cause” Myths

In the “connected” world in which we live today, online information abounds. The problem is that not everything that is posted online is true, and this can lead to a lot of dis-information and even panic. It therefore behooves one to ensure that any information one reads comes from a trustworthy source. Last week we […]

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Claim your 18A Tax Benefit

This year, 2020, is a Leap Year, which means that you have until 29 February to ensure that you get a tax benefit from making a donation to an approved non-profit organisation. What is an 18A Tax Benefit? The Little Fighters Cancer Trust (LFCT) is registered as a Section 18A Public Benefit Organisation (PBO number […]

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Vegetarian Christmas Recipes

With Christmas around the corner we are all looking for some great recipes for our families, and that includes recipes that Children with Cancer will enjoy, but what about those of us who are vegetarian? Children with Cancer especially, need to eat as many veggies as possible as they need them to build up their […]

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Mamas, We’re in This Together

While surfing the web I came across the beautiful and heartfelt poem “Mamas, We’re in This Together” written by Morgan Turpin, whose son was born with a life-threatening illness called Dravet Syndrome. The disease causes frequent seizures beginning in infancy and cannot be cured. Turpin’s poem is an expression of the fear, frustration, and ultimately, hope […]

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Paul & The Dragon

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, life is changed forever. The child is put into an unknown world filled with hospitalizations, people in white coats taking blood, giving “pokes,” and administering treatments that can include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Children often feel sick, frightened and alone. Family routine suddenly includes balancing life at the […]

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Just Like You – Cancer

This video is part of the “Just Like You“series by Just Like You Films, which is “a nonprofit organization that creates films and materials that educate our audiences about subjects including childhood cancer, burns, Down syndrome and autism.” Uploaded on Dec 17, 2010 In “Just Like You – Cancer”, Hope, Bryndon and Carrie look straight […]

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