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Fiona and Trent were living their “dream life” in the country, with their son, Ethan and another baby on the way.  

But one day, their worst fear – their worst nightmare – turned into a terrifying reality. 

Ethan was diagnosed with leukaemia, and his life was in serious danger. He needed treatment – and fast.  

The only option was getting airlifted to the nearest treating hospital in the city – hundreds of kilometres away. So the family had to drop everything and leave home.

“It felt like we had been hit by a truck,” says Ethan’s mum Fiona. “We got the diagnosis and the next thing we knew, we were being airlifted to hospital."

When families arrive at hospital to access treatment for blood cancer – feeling exhausted and terrified – they need somewhere to stay. Your generosity makes this possible. 

After the treatment in hospital – doing intravenous chemotherapy and taking powerful steroids – Ethan and his family retreated to their apartment in a Leukaemia Foundation village.  

There he had a place to rest and recover. And the whole family had a home where they could stay together – including baby Ivy.

“The apartment was godsend,” says Fiona. “The support from everyone in the village was amazing. We never felt like we had to face leukaemia alone.”

You are the reason families like Ethan’s can get all this support. Without you, they might arrive at the hospital, carrying nothing but their worries – and have nowhere to go. 

Please give now to help families like Ethan’s stay in accommodation near hospital.


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You could help children like Ethan stay in the sanctuary of a village. It’s within easy reach of hospital – but it seems so far away from all the pain and trauma of treatment.   

Without the apartment, Ethan wouldn’t have had a place to play with his favourite toys. His family might have been forced to stay in an expensive and anonymous hotel – at the toughest time of their lives.


Ethan’s back at home in the country now, continuing the final stage of his treatment, but the accommodation village is the only home he remembers. You could provide a homely sanctuary for families like his.