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Real-Life Caregiver Stories: Childhood cancer - Living with, through it and life afterCopy of 5 25

Wednesday, 22 September 2021  |  12:00 - 13:00 ( UTC+8  | SGT )  

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Seeing your child’s end of treatment and surviving cancer brings mixed feelings of both joy and anxiety. From focusing on getting through their son’s (Damien) treatment and beating the leukemia, to everyday life without continuous hospital contact as her safety net, then transiting off treatment and worrying about survivorship issues, Rebecca shares with us how her family adjusted to a “new normal” and is continuing to thrive and live life despite the worries they have after her son Damien achieved remission last year.



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Michelle Hermiston

Rebecca Sit
Mother of an Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia survivor

Over the course of the last three years, Rebecca made the decision to put her career pursuits on hold to become a full-time caregiver to her son, Damien, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at just 23 months old in June 2018. When Damien finished six months of intensive chemotherapy, he attended Arc Children’s Centre, a day care centre for children with cancer. It was during this time that Rebecca started getting involved in projects to support and create awareness for childhood cancer. She currently helps with creating social media content for Arc Children’s Centre and volunteers in CCF’s Caregiver Support Program. Last year, Rebecca and her husband successfully organised a small fundraiser “A Christmas to Remember” to decorate the KKH Oncology Ward for Christmas. She has also shared her family’s childhood cancer journey in local media interviews, podcasts and webinars.  Damien entered remission in August 2020. He is doing well and recently started mainstream preschool.

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Laura Mei Lian Tan

Senior Nursing Lecturer, Global Outreach Program (Asia Pacific Region)
Paediatric Oncology, Department of Paediatrics
VIVA-University Children's Cancer Centre, National University Hospital

Ms. Laura Tan works at the VIVA-University Children’s Cancer at the National University Hospital as the Global Outreach Senior Nursing Lecturer where she focuses on expanding Nursing training to nurses in the Asia Pacific Region. Helping the nurses in the region to achieve their vision of how Paediatric Oncology Nursing can help transform the lives of children diagnosed with childhood cancer.

She also works with St. Jude’s Children & Research Hospital, The Kandang Kerbau Women’s and Children Hospital and VIVA to establish the St Jude VIVA Asia Pacific Nursing Institute, focusing on planning and training regional nurses to enhance and provide quality nursing care for all diagnosed with childhood cancers. She supports and guide regional nurses in providing Patient & Family Education to ensure a continuity of care whilst patients are nursed by care-giver at home.