A cancer diagnosis is tough to absorb for anyone, but for children it can be a particularly confusing and distressing time.
The Kids’ Cancer Project, in collaboration with Medikidz
, has launched an Australian-first educational comic book designed to explain medical information about childhood cancer in a format that children will understand and engage with.
The comic book Medikidz Explain Childhood Cancer
is based on the real life story of Alex La Rossa
, a teenager from Sydney who was diagnosed with cancer at 13.
Alex has finished his treatment but his journey is not over. He continues to manage the effects resulting from cancer treatments and recently had a double hip replacement.
As a result of his own experience, Alex is passionate about helping other children with a cancer diagnosis.