Little Stella had never had a sick day in her short life − not even a cold. But things changed radically when, at five months of age, she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Life would never be the same again.
As a baby, Thomas was often unsettled and clingy, never wanting to leave his Mum. But at just two and a half he was diagnosed with a large tumour in his brain. The journey from there has been a rollercoaster ride.
Ellie was just eleven months old when she was admitted to the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick having been unwell for a couple of weeks.
When Jack turned nine, something changed. The energy was replaced by periods of being absent and dazed. He became so sensitive to light he couldn’t look at an iPad. Viv and Alex took Jack to a neurologist, who agreed to do an MRI. The test showed a large brain tumour.
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