When Caleb was nine he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Through month after month of gruelling treatment, Child Life Therapist Kylie Estreich was by his side, helping him bear the unbearable.
When Caleb’s head was enclosed in a mask and screwed to the table for radiotherapy, Kylie helped him overcome his claustrophobia and lie still to avoid damage to healthy tissue.
Through seven months of gruelling of chemotherapy, Kylie helped Caleb through endless waves of discomfort and nausea.
When he couldn’t stand the sight of another needle, Kylie helped him get through it – again and again and again.
Through all the tortures of childhood cancer treatment, Child Life Therapists help children like Caleb build resilience, reduce their fears and teach them ways to cope. Doesn’t every child facing cancer deserve that kind of support? If you agree please donate now, and help us provide Child Life Therapists to every kid facing cancer treatment who needs one.
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After surgery to remove his brain tumour 9-year-old Caleb underwent 30 sessions of radiation; seven months of chemo; and endless blood tests, cannulas and nasogastric tube insertions.
Experiences like this can stay with a child a long time, with serious effects on their physical and emotional health. That’s why Camp Quality funded Child Life Therapists like Kylie Estreich are so important to children like Caleb – and their families.
“I remember a time that Caleb needed a feeding tube inserted. That was a time I just wasn't coping, and she calmed him down when I couldn't. Without her it would have been 10,000 times worse.” – Caleb’s mum, Suzanne
Child Life Therapists like Kylie make the unbearable bearable for children undergoing cancer treatment, and their families.
Donate now and help relieve the trauma of cancer for children like Caleb
"Thank you for visiting my son’s school and putting on the puppet show last week! Such a fun way for kids to learn about cancer." – Rebecca, Camp Quality mum
"We are so grateful we can get to spend some time away with our kids, being looked after so well by the amazing volunteers. With all our heart we can't say thank you enough." – Luke, Camp Quality dad
"Thanks Mel and Dean from #campquality for visiting Maddie on day 3 of cycle 5 of chemotherapy - you sure put a smile on her dial and ours too!!" – Monique, Camp Quality mum
"A really big positive for me was that we met another family whose son had a similar diagnosis around the same time. We have already started texting and I think we will be really great support for each other." Kathy – Camp Quality mum
"I left Melbourne feeling broken and unable to go on and returned feeling like I was completely refreshed and ready to go again." Melinda – Camp Quality mum
"You're a very special charity that bring such wonderful and supportive people together in an environment so safe and fun ❤️. Love you all and love the families we met." Claire – Camp Quality mum
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