I am taking part because every day I am working with young people with a cancer diagnoses and see the life changing impact it has on them.
I love my glass of wine or scotch after work but I love helping people even more.
Young people with cancer miss out on so much we take for granted eg; going to the pub with mates, going for a run or walk, attending school, Uni or work.
Going without my glass of wine is a small sacrifice to ensure more support and resources are available.
This week, 17 teenagers and young adults will be told they have cancer in Australia. Their lives will be changed forever and they'll face this scary journey in an adult hospital among patients twice their age. Their future will also suddenly have a big question mark – some might miss a whole year of school or uni, take time off work for treatment, while others may have to deal with treatment impacts like the loss of a limb or ongoing fatigue.
No young person should face these challenges without access to ongoing, professional support. Sadly, many are missing out. Redkite is only reaching 1 in 2 teenagers and young adults with support at diagnosis....we need to change this to see no young person goes without support.
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