When Cancer Strikes Young ~ The Stream

Al Jazeera ~ The Stream aired an online discussion about Childhood Cancer on Tuesday 22 September, 2015.

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to share this video with you so that you can get an idea of what Childhood cancer is all about, “from the horse’s mouth” so to speak.

Nearly every three minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer somewhere in the world. And every day, 250 die. As communities mark International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll discuss what it takes to fight cancer as a kid and ask families how their lives change with the diagnosis. Children and their parents in both developed and developing countries will share their universal struggles and triumphs, and discuss how where they live plays a major role in determining their prognosis.

The clip features interviews with:

Sumit Gupta
Staff Oncologist and Clinician Investigator, The Hospital for Sick Children

Mark Myers
Childhood Cancer Advocate

Natasha Gould
11-year-old Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma patient

Rochelle Momberg
17-year-old Burkitt’s Lymphoma survivor
Little Fighters Cancer Trust Ambassador

We are very proud of ‪#‎Littlefighter‬ Rochelle, who  joined children from around the World on Skype to share their stories and experiences during the program, and who carried the Little Fighters Cancer Trust Ambassador flag high!

Early Warning Signs Childhood Cancer Awareness



The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a registered NPO with PBO status. This affords private and corporate donors the taxation benefits as set out in Section 18A.

BEE score points are also accumulated.

Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010
NPO No: 089 376
PBO No: 930037657

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Bank Details

Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62277783249
Branch code: 250057
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Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010

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About LFCT

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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