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    Most Australians don’t know that brain cancer kills more children than any other disease

    From Daily Mail Australia, August 29m 2014

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718506/Brain-cancer-kills-children-disease-receives-3-Government-research-funding.html

    Two brave little girls – and their battle with Australia’s deadliest childhood disease: Eloise died at ten. Hana has endured invasive surgery. So why is just 3% of research cash spent on helping the children struck down by brain cancer?

    * Most Australians don’t know that brain cancer kills more children than any other disease
    * Only three per cent of National Health and Medical Research Council funding has gone towards brain cancer
    * More high profile cancers like breast cancers and Leukemia received 11 per cent of all research funding
    * Barrie Littlefield, who lost his 10-year-old daughter Eloise to brain cancer, urges the community to donate to help find a cure

    There was nothing more precious in the world for Barrie Littlefield when his daughter was born.

    Eloise Littlefield was daddy’s little girl.

    The pair were inseparable up until the moment the 10-year-old was tragically taken away by what’s been described as the number one killer among Australian children – brain cancer.

    Eloise lost her battle to brain cancer in 2011. But her story isn’t one that’s unique.

    Australian neurosurgeon Charlie Teo says the disease kills more children than any other, yet nine out of 10 Australians are completely unaware of this statistic.

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