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Meet the patients

Meet Poppy

Little Poppy’s heartbreaking chemotherapy routine Poppy Esenyel gets her sparkly shoes strapped on and her camera packed when she knows it is hospital day. After eight months of chemotherapy, the six-year-old is — heartbreakingly — an old hand at cancer

Meet Matilda

Pocket Rocket Matilda’s brave oncology battle Matilda Hutton-Latham is known for being a cheeky prankster. With her twin brother, Patrick, by her side, the pair are natural-born sidekicks. So when the four-year-old started limping a month before Christmas, parents Ivan

Meet Despina

Despina’s one-in-a-million broken heart Doctors are standing on the diving board facing pulling off the cardiac equivalent of four reverse somersaults in pike position to fix Despina Sarri. And that’s after swimming a marathon to even get to the surgical

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Rough road to recovery for George

  A BELLY button that poked in and out on its own was the only sign something might be amiss with bubbly 18-month-old George Davidson. Mum Katie Davidson took the youngest of her three children to the GP, suspecting a


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