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    You can help stop cancer devastating families

    Emma was a beautiful young girl who was heartbreakingly diagnosed with cancer when she was just 10 years old. Described by her family as having “an amazing zest for life”, Emma made the most of her short life but tragically suffered greatly through intense cancer treatment. 

    Please donate today and help stop cancer from devastating young lives.

    Diagnosed with an aggressive facial tumour, Emma fought bravely over three years. The once vibrant, active and incredibly bright young girl suffered immensely as she endured 11 surgeries, two years of chemotherapy and 55 sessions of radiation. 

    She was only 13 years old when she passed away, just weeks after celebrating Christmas; her favourite time of the year. 

    No one should endure what Emma did, especially not a child.  

    It’s not too late for us to change this for our future generations. Through ground-breaking cancer research, we can find better ways to diagnose and treat cancer.  

    Emma’s mum, dad, brother and sister are absolutely devastated by losing her, but undoubtedly wanted you to know more about the wonderful little girl they loved and the life they shared together.

    As Emma’s dad, Stuart explained, helping others through their suffering is part of Emma’s legacy:

    “Even the last time she was having radiation and she’d given up and had enough of everything, she still made us take her over to the oncology ward and see the other little kids and give them a hug and tell them it was going to be alright.

    She was blessed with a gift to touch people. She inspired everybody.” 

    Emma’s family are compassionately sharing their story in the hope of stopping another child or parent going through even a few moments of grief like they’ve been through.

    Their hope – and ours – is to inspire you this Christmas to help fund more ground-breaking research.

    We’ve seen extraordinary advances in cancer research over the past 20 years, with more than 61,000 lives having been saved. Every one of these people means the world to their loved ones.

    Please donate today so that more families can celebrate Christmas with hope.

    With you by our side, we will beat cancer. 

    Today at Cancer Council SA

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