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Dr Charlie Teo, Neurosurgeon

Stories from people impacted by brain cancer

At the Charlie Teo Foundation our sole purpose is to tackle brain cancer head-on… and beat it. And in this world in which we operate, we meet remarkable people every day. People who reveal an impossible strength, spirit and humanity when faced with life and death scenarios.

It’s time you meet them too.

Meet the radical scientists who devote their lives to the quest for a cure. Meet the loving families and carers who confront a terminal diagnosis head-on. And meet the brave patients, including children, who hold onto hope, even when the odds are against them.

Sadly, the facts are undeniable. Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease.

This simply must change.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. So please read these true stories gathered by the Charlie Teo Foundation and donate to save our children’s lives.

Dr Charlie Teo discussing brain scans with another doctor
"Brain cancer is killing more of our kids than any other disease in Australia"
“Let’s just do what we have to do and beat this thing”
“My vibrant little girl has survived 8 brain surgeries”
Dr Harry Koumoukelis, Neuro-Anaesthetist
“I have anaesthetised over 15,000 children”
Maddie withy her father Alan at the Easter show
“We want to give her the best chance of living the life she deserves”
Dr Joshua Chou, Researcher
“I wanted to bring something to brain cancer that is truly out of this world!”
Nathan in front of the London Eye
“I was standing in the supermarket being told my eldest son was likely to only have a year left to live.”
“When your child is dealt a hand that only has one outcome your world is crushed”
Dr Mike Sughrue, Neurosurgeon & Neuroscientist
“What Einstein was talking about was crazy at the time, it just turns out he was correct”
Gus with his father
“If they could do pain and suffering, then I can do this”
“When I was 17 I was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour”
“Come on dad, take a teaspoon of cement and harden up”
milli with family
“Milli lived life to the fullest for 5 years after we were told she needed to go into palliative care”
Professor Johanna Joyce, Researcher
“High-risk, high-reward research is urgently needed”
Collage photos of Emma as a kid and now all grown up
“I am 23 years brain cancer free and so grateful to be alive”

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