Welcome to My Fundraiser
Joshua Catterick is a 2-year-old who has already experienced seven surgeries in his lifetime.
At just 4 months old, the infant from Canberra, Australia, was diagnosed with a choroid plexus papilloma.
Joshua’s latest scan shows zero tumor regrowth, but he now lives with mild cerebral palsy, epilepsy and vision problems, says his mother, Kylie.
When Joshua isn’t going to medical appointments, he loves playing on his iPad, which also serves as a form of therapy. The toddler is already tracing letters and spelling words on the device.
Kylie says her son is also captivated by music, especially by Ed Sheeran and Sia.
“In the 22 months since they found Josh’s tumour, my eyes have been opened to things I wouldn’t wish on anyone,” she says. “Awareness needs to be raised because, at the moment, the lack of understanding when it comes to brain tumours is astounding. Also, as sad as it makes me, until the awareness levels increase, research is not going to get the funding it both needs and deserves.”
Donations can also be made to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation in Australia by following this link: http://www.curebraincancer.org.au/my-fundraising/8412/joshies-journey Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the largest dedicated funder of brain research in Australia. Their mission is to increase five-year survival to 50% within 10 years. Partnering with the research and brain cancer communities, they are developing a national agenda within Australia and influencing the global agenda for brain cancer research.
Your support gives children with brain tumors, our Shining Stars, hope for a brighter future. The kids couldn’t do it without you!
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