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These books were created by paediatricians Dr. Ella Amaoko and Dr. Lily Tagoe in order to help children with cancer make sense of their diagnosis and come to terms with what is happening to them.

They are illustrated by Nat Obour-Awuku.

Click on the books to read them

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Messages of hope from children living with and beyond cancer

Franklyn, Ghana

“What I want to tell someone else who has been diagnosed with cancer is that if you see cancer early, it can be cured.”

Baba, Ghana

What I want to be in the future is...

Adil, Bangladesh

“I want to be a scientist because I want to help the world and be a good man in the future. That’s all.”

Alice, Malawi

“When I grow up I would like to be a nurse, so I can assist in treating people in the hospital.

Sahara, Nepal

“The doctors at the hospital love me a lot so I love them too. I want to be a doctor when I grow up”

Prince, Ghana

“I am a very determined person and throughout my treatment, even after the setback when leaving hospital, I continued to study and I have now managed to obtain my first degree in Medical Lab Sciences.”

Prince, Ghana

“I am a very determined person and throughout my treatment, even after the setback when leaving hospital, I continued to study and I have now managed to obtain my first degree in Medical Lab Sciences.”

Estephanie, Mexico

“I had to miss so much school because of my cancer treatment. Now I’ve been cancer free for over a year and I’m looking forward to starting university soon!”

Ephraim, Ghana

What I want to be in the future is...

Imran, Bangladesh

“I want to be normal again. I want to study again, I want to play again. I want to win medals again! I have so many dreams!” 

Rebecca, Ghana

“I enjoy playing with my friends. I have lots of friends here, we like to make loom bands together but I can’t wait to go back home and return to school. I want to play with my school friends and I look forward to studying science again – it’s my favourite subject!”

Discover More Stories…

Rebecca’s Update 2021

Read more about our catch-up with Rebecca in July 2021 after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in Ghana five years ago.

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Tiwo’s story

Five years after developing cancer and two years of treatment later, six-year-old Tiwo is doing well

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Hassan’s story

14-year-old Hassan from the Machinga district of Malawi was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) last year.

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Franklyn’s Story

Meet Franklyn, now 17, who is fully recovered from cancer and dreams of becoming a doctor to help others

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Rebecca’s Success Story

Rebecca is now able to return to school after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in Ghana

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My road to recovery

Prince went on to become a childhood cancer advocate and help many other children just like him when he recovered from leukaemia. Read More

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Estaphanie is excited to start university!

Meet Estaphanie, who is excited to start university after being forced to take time out of school following a cancer diagnosis

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Meet Bulu

Bulu is looking forward to following in his brother’s footsteps getting back on the football field

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Meet Oscar

Oscar was six years old when his mother noticed a swelling on his tummy and took him to a traditional village doctor

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