Ava Wake had just turned two when her parents Leanne and James noticed something was wrong. Their happy, sunny baby girl suddenly stopped sleeping, playing or walking and became inconsolable.
On April 5, James and Leanne, who is 33 weeks pregnant, took their daughter to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne for a full-body MRI.
“On the morning of the 7th we came into the room, and there were six doctors. As soon as I saw them, I knew it wasn’t good. They told us they had found tumours,” Leanne said.
After multiple medical appointments, they received the blow of their lives: little Ava is fighting Neuroblastoma, a very aggressive form of cancer with a terrifying prognosis.