$1,047
Shannon Telethon Kids Institute
Shannon
$1,047
Telethon Kids Institute
Shannon
Shannon

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1964 days ago, Shannon created this page in support of Telethon Kids Institute.

With the help of Ethan Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research, Shannon gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 12 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $1,047.

My Story

In January 2012, at the age of just 20 months, my son Ethan was diagnosed with ependymoma,
an aggressive form of childhood brain cancer.

Ethan’s diagnosis has had a devastating impact on me and my family – not
to mention on my little boy. Ethan has endured several surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation
therapy. He has had to learn to sit, crawl, walk and eat a second time over. In addition, Ethan
faces long-term developmental side effects from his treatment.

As I watch Ethan face each of his many challenges with unwavering determination, I do so
knowing that his cancer may recur at any time.

I now know that brain cancer is the greatest non-accidental killer of children in Australia.

I feel that positives can come out misfortune. In partnership with the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, my wife Christie-Lee and I established the Ethan
Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research.

Ethan’s Scholarship supports childhood brain cancer research by a doctor – a trainee
neurosurgeon – in the Telethon Institute’s brain cancer laboratory, with a particular focus on
ependymoma. It is awarded annually.

With your support, we hope to accelerate the development and introduction of new and improved treatments to prevent and better treat this devastating cause of illness in children.

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Ethan Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research

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The Ethan Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research was established by Shannon and Christie-Lee Davies in partnership with the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, after their son Ethan was diagnosed with ependymoma (an aggressive form of brain cancer) in January 2012.
Ethan's Scholarship supports childhood brain cancer research at the Telethon Institute, with a specific focus on ependymoma.

This annual scholarship is offered to a trainee neurosurgeon selected by Dr Nick Gottardo, Head of Brain Tumour Research at the Telethon Institute, and Dr Sharon Lee, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon at Princess Margaret Hospital.

With your support, we hope to accelerate the development and introduction of new and improved treatments to prevent and better treat this devastating cause of illness in children.

You can read more about Ethan's story, and the Scholarship, at www.ethandaviesscholarship.com.au.

UPDATE: because everyone has done so amazingly well with their fundraising to date, and there are still almost two months until the run, we've just upped our team fundraising goal to $7,500.00! Please join our team and commit to raising at least $250.00 for Ethan's Scholarship, or help our existing team members meet their individual goals by donating generously.

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Ethan Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research

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The Ethan Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research was established by Shannon and Christie-Lee Davies in partnership with the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, after their son Ethan was diagnosed with ependymoma (an aggressive form of brain cancer) in January 2012.
Ethan's Scholarship supports childhood brain cancer research at the Telethon Institute, with a specific focus on ependymoma.

This annual scholarship is offered to a trainee neurosurgeon selected by Dr Nick Gottardo, Head of Brain Tumour Research at the Telethon Institute, and Dr Sharon Lee, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon at Princess Margaret Hospital.

With your support, we hope to accelerate the development and introduction of new and improved treatments to prevent and better treat this devastating cause of illness in children.

You can read more about Ethan's story, and the Scholarship, at www.ethandaviesscholarship.com.au.

UPDATE: because everyone has done so amazingly well with their fundraising to date, and there are still almost two months until the run, we've just upped our team fundraising goal to $7,500.00! Please join our team and commit to raising at least $250.00 for Ethan's Scholarship, or help our existing team members meet their individual goals by donating generously.

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