– Julie, Emma’s mum
Emma was just 25 years old when she lost her life to cancer.
At just 19 years of age, Emma’s life was turned upside down by an unexpected cancer diagnosis. She had immediate surgery to treat a large tumour that was strangling her nervous system. This surgery left her paralysed.
Cancer took Emma’s health, happiness, and dreams. It’s vital that we work together to develop cancer treatments that are kinder and more effective and will give people like Emma a better outcome.
It will take all of us, this Daffodil Day and beyond, but together we can stop cancer from taking more loved ones in the future.
We’re determined to find better ways to treat cancer – so that one day, no one will have to go through what Emma did. Your donation will fund research into new treatments with fewer complications and side effects.
Cancer Council Queensland offers support and information to all Queenslanders affected by cancer. If you have been affected, or know someone that is, please know we’re here to help. For information and support, phone 13 11 20, Monday to Friday.
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