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Three years ago, Monique and her husband Simon were told the news no parent ever wants to hear – their two-year-old daughter Maddie was diagnosed with a very complex childhood cancer.

Monique says, “It was terrifying. There were no signs that she was unwell until a few weeks leading up to the diagnosis.”

The Women’s and Children’s Hospital became her home for the next two years.


Maddie, then 3, in the early stages of her treatment at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.