‘Pink Drink’ Brain Cancer Treatment Rolled out in Memory of Baroness Tessa Jowell
Scientists on Mission to Revolutionise Brain Tumour Research
A fluorescent “dye” or as it is more commonly known, a “pink drink”, which helps doctors target brain tumours is being rolled out across the NHS in memory of Tessa Jowell, the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced. Whilst the treatment has been in use in a few NHS hospitals over the past decade, […]
Wonderful Horse-Show Surprise for Childhood Cancer Fighter Arly
In January 2018, Baroness Tessa Jowell bravely stood up in the House of Lords and called for more funding and support for people with brain tumours. “For what would every cancer patient want?” she asked. “To know that the best, the latest science was being used – wherever in the world it was developed, whoever […]
Want to Know How YOU Can Help Children with Cancer?
Arely – a four-year-old girl battling a rare form of cancer – always wanted to meet a horse. The brave little girl just longed to touch the velvet nose of a gentle horse. The non-profit, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance, stepped in and with the help of Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, a multi-breed horse […]
What are the Early Symptoms of Leukaemia in Children?
We receive so many e-mails, messages and Facebook comments asking us how people can help the Little Fighters Cancer Trust to continue doing the work that we do – supporting Children with Cancer and their Families… There are various methods of getting involved, as explained on our Get Involved pages: ” People are always asking […]
R.I.P Harry Shaw, Lewis Hamilton’s ‘Spirit Angel’ boy
Many symptoms of leukaemia in children are also symptoms of common, less serious childhood illnesses. Leukaemia can be chronic, and the symptoms may develop slowly, or it can be acute, and the symptoms may appear very quickly. Childhood leukaemia also affects teens. It is the most common type of cancer in children under the age […]
May Paediatric Oncology Ward Outreach
On 1 June 2019, five-year-old Harry Shaw took his last breath after a tough 10 month battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma. Harry was diagnosed with cancer on 2 August 2018 when a routine scan on a small lump showed a tumour the size of a large baked potato inside Harry’s right chest. Harry was 4. In […]
Mother’s Day Hospital Outreach 2019
LFCT paid a visit to the Paediatiric Oncology Wards at Tygerberg and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital last week to treat the Moms for Mother’s Day, but of course we could not only treat the moms – how can we go to the wards without some treats for our brave Little Fighters too… Each […]
Childhood Cancer Families We Salute You!!
Mother’s Day is really important to us at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust as, if there ever were mothers that should be celebrated for their love, strength and fortitude then it is the mothers who battle Childhood Cancer with their children. Last week we took time out to visit all the mothers of our Little […]
Happy Mother’s Day from LFCT
Last week was a very difficult week at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust – two of our Little Fighters gained their Angel Wings and we celebrated the first Heavenly Birthdays of two more, both of whom only recently gained their Angel Wings… While this may seem a strange topic for a Motivational Monday post, I […]
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to take this opportunity to wish all mothers, especially our Onco Moms, the wonderful Staff at all the hospitals, and our own Staff and Volunteers, a wonderful Mother’s Day filled with Love, Light and Laughter. We also remember those Mom’s whose Little Fighters have earned their angel wings… […]