Aoife Flanagan was born on 21st January 2016. True to her name, Aoife was a genuine 'warrior princess', beating meningitis at 6 weeks of age.
Aoife recovered remarkably and went on to live a full life, with Mummy Eilish, Mummy's horse “Argy” and Aoife's pony “Bubbles”.
On 2nd July 2019, Aoife was finally diagnosed with Germ Cell cancer after months of GP and hospital visits. Tragically and sadly, on 7th July
2019 at 02.15 am, Aoife passed away - aged just 3 years old.
We are the UK's only registered childhood Germ Cell cancer charity, and we want to raise as much awareness and educate as many people as
possible about the symptoms, diagnosis and effect of this disease.
We also aim to change national childhood cancer diagnosis times, by raising
much needed childhood cancer awareness as a whole and ending the stigma that childhood cancer is rare, it is not rare.
We want to educate the medical community and empower parents with vital childhood cancer information, in particular Germ Cell cancer, this
will, without a doubt - save young lives.
We are constantly in contact with The Institute of Cancer Research to fund vital research into the genetics of solid tumours, so please stayed tuned for more information - or visit the “How to Help” page to find out more and to make a donation.
We are also providing acts of joy to children and their families affected by childhood cancer, as well as supporting families who, like us, have children who have passed away.