When her twins were born in 2017, Melbourne mum Tania didn’t immediately get to make a new home for her babies, as most mums look forward to doing.
Just a few months after she was born, her daughter was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of cancer, a sub-type of leukaemia known as acute myeloid leukaemia.
Instead of settling into their house as a family, Tania and her brood found that the hospital became their home.
“She was immediately put into hospital and basically stayed there for the next ten months,” Tania recalls. “So, we then basically moved into the hospital, into the cancer ward. She was just a baby, so I lived by her bedside that whole time. She’s got a twin brother, so he was there as well, and so was her dad.”