FAMILY SUPPORT

Providing financial and psychosocial support to families and children.

Successful treatment starts and ends with the whole family.

It is hard to imagine the shock, pain and fear a family feels when they hear the word ‘cancer’. Add out-of-pocket costs like drugs and travel expenses, and many families soon find it hard to cope.

With little financial, practical or emotional support available, it is easy to see why so many children do not complete their treatment.

 

In setting the UN Sustainable Development goals the international community made ‘Leave No One Behind’ their objective. The sad fact is that children with cancer are being left behind, as some of the most marginalised and vulnerable children in our world.

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Child Cancer Nurse Ghana

Nurse Pat with a childhood cancer patient

Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana

The Work We Do

Successful treatment starts and ends with the whole family. That’s why World Child Cancer has expanded its work to include financial, social and emotional support.

We do this by:

  • Helping vulnerable families cover the cost of treatment, travel and care.
  • Providing free hospital accommodation and opening ‘Shared Care’ centres in local communities.
  • Offering tailored information and emotional support (including group and play therapy) to families.
  • Providing parents the skills and starting materials to set up their own business, so they are able to provide for their family once they return home. 
Together we can help children and families stay strong in the face of childhood cancer.

Discover More Stories…

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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Together we can close the gap in childhood cancer care.

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