"I don't think it should just be adults that get opportunities to raise funds and awareness, this is a disease that affects us and we can be just as powerful advocates to promote change, funding and research in to childhood cancer."
~ Alex La Rossa ~
Year 11 student and childhood cancer survivor
Alex is 17 years old from Russell Lea and lives a full life with cancer every day. Alex was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when he was just 13 years old. His treatment took 16 months to complete and resulted in him missing large parts of schooling.
Thankfully Alex has beaten his cancer and returned to school. However his journey is not over, as with most childhood cancer survivors he needs to monitor his health and the long term side effects from his treatments. But nothing will stop Alex who is currently inspiring his peers as our Youth Advocate this September.