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Rosie Larkin

Rosie’s story

Rosie Larkin is the namesake of Friends of Rosie. She lost her battle with neuroblastoma in 1991 at the age of five years old. Rosie’s family and friends set up the charity during Rosie’s illness to help other children with cancer. Here is Rosie’s story: Neuroblastoma often starts in the tummy, commonly in the adrenal glands […]

10 Sep 2018

Arthur’s story

Arthur was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) when he was just 16 months old. His mum, Katie, who is also a Friends of Rosie Parent Trustee, shares his story. “It’s hard to think how poorly he was when we were admitted into Ward 84 at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital – he has come […]

05 Sep 2018
Tobias story

Tobias’ story

Tobias was diagnosed at just eight weeks old with Infantile Fibrosarcoma – a tumour so rare that only 50 children in the last 20 years in Europe have been diagnosed with it. His mum, Katherine, shares Tobias’ story. Tobias was born on 28th September 2016. He was 7lb 6oz and a bouncing, beautiful, healthy baby […]

11 Sep 2018
Jessica Green

Jessica’s story

Jessica was diagnosed with DIPG ( a type of brain tumour) on 7th March 2011. Her mum, Lisa, shares her story to raise awareness for childhood brain tumour research. “Our Jessica was a beautiful, confident and happy little girl who lived her life to the full and had lots of friends. Life changed for Jessica […]

05 Sep 2018