When Coco was four, she went to hospital in Melbourne with a tummy ache –she was diagnosed with blood cancer.

The news was a terrible shock for her mum, Sam. But immediately Sam was hit with another blow – they couldn’t go back home, for possibly the next year.

Families going through blood cancer treatment face enough uncertainties. Finding somewhere to stay shouldn’t be one of them – so please, give now.

“They told me Coco had to start treatment straightaway,” says Sam. “We lived a long way from the city, but we needed to stay near the hospital in Melbourne for as long as 12 months. We had to find accommodation right there and then.”​​​​​​​

Please will you help families like Coco’s at this devastating, disorientating moment? Give now so they can stay in Leukaemia Foundation accommodation.


Sam had to traipse around an unfamiliar city, on her own, looking for somewhere to live – while still reeling from the shock of Coco’s blood cancer diagnosis.


They weren’t able to stay in the nearest Leukaemia Foundation accommodation at that time – because it was full. That’s why more funds urgently need to be raised.


Please will you give a gift now, so families like Coco’s can have a place to stay near hospital and be together – when they need each other the most?


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"I don't feel good" - Coco's speech is more limited because she has Down Syndrome, but she was able to communicate that something was wrong.
After she was diagnosed with blood cancer, little Coco went though months of
grueling treatment - but a smile was never far from her face.
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Thankfully Leukaemia Foundation accommodation became available. Please give now, so more families can have a place to stay.