Cancer is all consuming. Tears replace laughter, kids become patients and hospital becomes home.
Jazmyn was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in February. Nine months of surgeries, chemo and other painful procedures has taken its toll. Being separated from home, family, and friends is really tough, especially when you’re just 3 years old.
Life has never been the same since and neither has Jazmyn.
These days her whole world is all about cancer.
She’s not even old enough to go to school, but she’s had to be so brave, to deal with so much pain, and she’s grown up way too fast.
“When the Camp Quality puppets come to visit, Jazmyn’s face lights up and she completely forgets about cancer. She giggles like she used to. She doesn’t want to let them go. She turns into my bubbly, little girl again.” – Louise, Jazmyn’s mumDONATE NOW
For kids like Jazmyn, every happy moment counts. A happy moment can turn a bad day into a good day, and give them strength for the journey ahead. A visit by the Camp Quality puppets is more than a fleeting moment of happiness. It takes the focus away from pain and treatments; it brings joy and gives them something to look forward to.
Child Life Therapy builds resilience through play and helps children understand what’s happening to them, it helps build coping skills and minimises stress and anxiety. This can reduce their need for general anaesthetic or sedation. And the better their experience in hospital, the better their long-term psychological wellbeing.
This Christmas, boys and girls growing up with cancer need your support more than ever.
"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
Call our hotline 1300 662 267