This appeal is important for reasons!
On Giving Tuesday, you can bring some joy to kids with blood cancer. This Christmas, kids right across Australia will be making their way through blood cancer treatment which can be scary and long. Right now, they don’t know where they will be spending Christmas. Will it be hospital, or a Leukaemia Foundation village, or will they get a respite from treatment and get to go home for a while?
You can make sure children living with blood cancer have a present under the tree this Christmas – and bring a smile to their face on Christmas Day.
Kids like four year old Louis who had endured months of relentless treatment. He had been through things that no child should ever have to experience. Being jabbed by sharp needles. Watching in confusion as the chemo made his hair fall out.
As Christmas Day approached, he wondered and worried if Santa would know where he was? With uncertainty around his treatment, his worried mum Siobhan was unsure where Louis would have to spend Christmas or if Christmas would simply have to be cancelled.
For families living with blood cancer, there’s just no time to think about Christmas. But there is time for you to make sure that Santa finds them.
Please will you help families like Louis, whose Christmas is shrouded in a cloud of turmoil and uncertainty with a gift under the tree.