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“We lost him just 13 days before his 17th birthday.” – Rhonda (Justin’s mum). 

Justin passed away from Ewing’s sarcoma at the young age of just 16. Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer that most often affects children 

Rhonda will never forget the day they learned Justin’s lung had formed a secondary cancer. 

She told us, “He shed his first tears that year. It was October and he’d been diagnosed in March. We had a family huga cry and then he said, ‘Mum, I’m hungry. Why don’t we go and have a pie?’”  

“That night he said to his girlfriend, ‘I’m not going to ask God to heal me any longer. I’m going to ask him to take me to Heaven when I go.’ And then he just carried on.”  

Justin his mum and sister.
Mum Rhonda still speaks to her son whenever she sees his photo. Her pain will never go away from the loss of her “treasure”.

Justin never dwelled on the unfairness of the disease that eventually took his life. But no mother should ever feel the pain of losing a child.  

Rhonda says her son Justin taught her how to cope with the pain of life without him. 

She remembers, “He always had a positive goal. When he became paralysed overnight in the hospital, he said, ‘I’ll be able to swim in the Paralympics now. I couldn’t have swum in the Olympics before.’” 

Justin never got to swim in the Paralympics, study medicine, or grow up to become a parent himself. But through your generosity, we may be able to change the odds for another child like him. Please help Justin and Rhonda make a difference in the lives of future families. 

This tax time you can help carry on Justin’s legacy. Your tax-deductible donation will help our researchers find better ways to treat rare cancers.  

A gift from you today could mean a breakthrough tomorrow, please help us ito giving hope and changing lives today. 

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