Care Cancer Kids Posts

This last week I have been training hard, hoping against hope (where did that  expression come from?) that all this effort will pay off. I need all the inspiration I can get, as I am still not feeling…

I’m beginning to feel like a sporty person again. Quite a sore sporty person right now, but sporty nevertheless. Once again, all down to the kindness of strangers. Well, they used to be strangers, but one is now…

I am a shattered shell, a hollow husk. A shadow of my former self (unfortunately not physically – still got loads of work to do to be lighter on the bike). “What’s wrong?” you enquire. How kind of you…

The work I do is a bit of a conversation stopper at dinner parties, not that I get out much. “So, what do you do?” This, after listening to scintillating conversations about designing beautiful buildings, creating cutting-edge art…

South Africa, an upper middle income country, among the most wealthy nations in Africa, has a childhood cancer survival rate of just over 50%. We’ll revisit this statistic many times so I won’t go into detail now, but…

In my first year of fellowship (training to become a paediatric oncologist), I saw a two year old girl with retinoblastoma. She had been denied access to care because of where she came from – Zimbabwe. If she…