Fly High Erin Griffin ~Forever 14~


It was with great sadness that Little Fighters Cancer Trust heard the news that Childhood Cancer Campaigner Erin Griffin died at the Children’s Hospital in Adelaide with her parents, brother and grandmother by her side.

In 2013, Erin received a Children’s Week Award for her advocacy work in raising childhood cancer awareness. Erin was born in Scotland and moved to Australia when she was six. She was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an incurable brain cancer, on February 18, 2012.

Erin died on September 1, less than an hour after Childhood Cancer Awareness Month began.

On Facebook, a spokesman for The Truth 365 documentary about childhood cancer said: “Her mum Amanda says she knew that Erin was holding on until September 1 because her mission in life was to spread international awareness of childhood cancer,” he said.

“Amanda said that Erin died peacefully with her family by her side. Her tumour will go to DIPG research in Sydney.”

Erin started a petition in November 2013 to give to the Australian Senate calling for paediatric cancer research to be made a national priority and for the development of a national plan for the advancement of childhood cancer research.

She met with Congress in the US on the issue and delivered a speech on childhood cancer awareness at Curefest in Washington DC, where the cancer community met with leading paediatric oncologists and US government leaders every year.

 

Little Fighters Cancer Trust joins the rest of the world in celebrating the life, strength and courage of another Angel who got her wings to soon, and offer sincere Condolences, Love, Light and Strength to Erin’s Loved Ones.

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This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

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