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Faces of Ward 84. Meet the children and young people of RMCH's Oncology and Haematology ward, and read their amazing stories...

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Faces of Ward 84 is a page set up by parents and relatives of patients to give an insight in to life for children with cancer. This is what they say...

"Here on our Faces of Ward 84 Page we are letting you in to our world; we are sharing with you our stories, and giving you unique insight into the signs and symptoms of childhood cancers and other serious blood conditions - straight from the people who have experienced it.

We are hoping that this will help raise awareness in parents, and ultimately lead to quicker diagnosis in future. The purpose of this is not to frighten people - childhood cancer is still rare; around 1600 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year.

However - this is one ward, in one hospital, in one city. These are real people, and this is a real issue.

Some of these children may look different now; their hair may have grown back due to less invasive treatment, but their battle goes on. These secret superheros are the children on the swings at the park, these heroic parents are in the queue at the Supermarket.

We are hoping that you will look in our FACES OF WARD 84 ALBUM, read our stories, then be inspired to make a difference. This could be a decision to give blood, volunteer your time or donate money, to name a few. In the NOTES section you will find details about ways in which we feel you could make this difference. We would love for you to share with us what we inspired you to do!"