Iconic Landmarks Turn Yellow For Sick Kids With Hearts Of Gold
Imagine not knowing if your child is going to live or die. That is Ursula Forwood’s reality.
Ursula Forwood's son suffers from Neuroblastoma, an almost exclusively childhood cancer.
In May 2013 Forwood's now seven-year-old son Nicholas was given a 40 to 50 percent chance of survival.
“I don’t know if it’s enough, but as a mum, all I can do is be there, and that breaks your heart” Forwood said.
She was just one of 300 people at the Kids Cancer Project vigil held at Sydney’s Opera House on Saturday, September 1.
The iconic landmark went gold to honour and remember those who lost their battle to cancer.
It was a symbol of hope and a national voice for many.
Six other landmarks across the country were lit with gold to help raise awareness and encourage Australians to fundraise for research and science to find a cure of childhood cancer.
With a total of 300 guests, many children lit up the sky with sparklers.
They ran around playfully enjoying the sparklers and the company of their friends and family -- a glimpse at the innocence and fun their lives should be filled with instead of hospital visits, surgeries and possible death.
Organisations such as the Kids Cancer Project help make a difference to the lives of kids living with cancer.
Kids Cancer Project’s Susan Anderson said the vigils are important in showing the children and their families that they are not alone or forgotten and that “we’re right behind you”.
“The vigil was a time for her family to reflect on their journey and, and to support other families who are affected by childhood."
Donate today at www.thekidscancerproject.org.au/donate
Featured image: Jasmine Motti