Online Charity Auction for Childhood Cancer Research

Madeline’s Story Online Charity Auction is NOW CLOSED. Thank you all for your support. If you missed out on the auction, you can still donate to our cause at our direct fundraiser link here.

The past two years have been full of surprises: good, bad and ugly. My youngest was born in January 2020, my middle child was diagnosed with cancer in April 2020, and our family was isolated from home for 12 months due to cancer treatment and COVID restrictions. This isolation and childhood cancer experience opened my eyes and heart to the need for kinder, more effective treatments for children battling cancer.

To celebrate my 40th birthday on the 15th December 2021, we hosted an online charity auction, so we could support childhood cancer research with the help of my friends, family, and businesses across Tasmania, Australia, and beyond. This fundraising event raised money for The Kids Cancer Project, an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research.

Our daughter Margaret is born.

January 3rd

Our daughter Margaret is born.

Tasmania goes into coronavirus lockdown.

March 30th

Tasmania goes into coronavirus lockdown.

My son Alfred has an asthma attack and spends 4 hours in Emergency and then stays in the ICU for the rest of the night.

April 4th

My son Alfred has an asthma attack and spends 4 hours in Emergency and then stays in the ICU for the rest of the night.

A CAT scan is done. Alfred has a mass pushing on his lungs and heart - it is cancer

April 5th

A CAT scan is done. Alfred has a mass pushing on his lungs and heart - it is cancer

Alfred is diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma. We map out a 2.5 year  treatment plan.

April 6th

Alfred is diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma. We map out a 2.5 year treatment plan.

The end of treatment phase 1 nears and we plan for a 3-month interim to spend time at home.

June

The end of treatment phase 1 nears and we plan for a 3-month interim to spend time at home.

Melbourne goes into full lockdown - we will now not be going home until January. We are in Melbourne, tired, stressed and petrified, but we can do this.

June 20th

Melbourne goes into full lockdown - we will now not be going home until January. We are in Melbourne, tired, stressed and petrified, but we can do this.