Jenny: I feel that the general population doesn’t know how hard it is to have a child with cancer. Eli was born at 38 weeks. When he was born he never took that first breath and he needed to be resuscitated and transferred up to the Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick.
Peter: Dr. Lau came and spoke to us again and formally diagnosed that he had neuroblastoma, which is an aggressive form of childhood cancer, and the walls just come crashing down. It was just the hardest thing to ever be told. I was breaking down, poor Jen was breaking down. I reached out to Camp Quality just to let them know how much we’re suffering because we weren’t coping at all. We were falling apart as a family unit.
Jenny: Fun is so important for kids that have faced cancer because they’ve missed out on opportunities that if they had a normal sibling or if they were well, that they would’ve received anyway. They’ve been through the hard slog and they deserve just to have some fun and enjoy themselves. I’m looking forward to Family Camp, just so my kids can just be kids, to have activities, to reconnect with other children, and just have fun.
Peter: But also to meeting other families that have walked our footsteps, that get what we’re going through.
Jenny: Families like us, get the world deserved break to see our children happy, to see our family happy, to reconnect.